In it together

IN reply to Tom Scaife (Letters, January 17), yes, we are in this together at this critical time and Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne have made tough decisions that Britain needs today.

They have cut by a quarter the deficit that is dragging Britain down; capped welfare so no one can take home more in benefits than the average working family earns; reformed welfare so there’s no more something for nothing.

They have kept interest rates at record lows; helped create one million jobs in the private sector; taken two million people out of income tax; brought back higher standards and discipline to our schools; opened thousands of new academies and ring-fenced spending on the NHS to protect the services people rely on the most.

Terry Smith, Fourth Avenue, York.

 

• I LIKE the way Dennis Barton tells us the plain facts as opposed to the regular Tory propaganda he complains about.

I can spot this down at the local, when someone will trot out a few noble phrases which you can tell have come from some Tory newspaper.

I always tell them to come back when they have read a decent newspaper.

I wonder if 2013 will see a Tory writer actually mention the word banker, as that is where the latest problems started.

Allan Denney, Catesby House, Holgate Road, York.

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12:14pm Thu 24 Jan 13

The Great Buda says...

Why would the Tory party mention the word "banker" when its easier to fool the public into thinking its all Gordon Browns fault?

Also, why would they bite the hand which feeds them?
Why would the Tory party mention the word "banker" when its easier to fool the public into thinking its all Gordon Browns fault? Also, why would they bite the hand which feeds them? The Great Buda

5:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

perplexed says...

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli

How little has changed!
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. Benjamin Disraeli How little has changed! perplexed

5:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

perplexed says...

perplexed wrote:
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli

How little has changed!
Sorry wrong post!
[quote][p][bold]perplexed[/bold] wrote: A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy. Benjamin Disraeli How little has changed![/p][/quote]Sorry wrong post! perplexed

8:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

inthesticks says...

We are going to be able to vote to get out of the EU! If this government gets voted back in. So we can be certain we will not be able to vote to get out of the EU.
We are going to be able to vote to get out of the EU! If this government gets voted back in. So we can be certain we will not be able to vote to get out of the EU. inthesticks

4:49am Fri 25 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

This country is on the brink of a triple-dip recession thanks to the Tories taking away everybody's money.

Here's something to ponder over: most young jobless people live at home with their parents whilst finding work and are on Jobseekers. Well from April the government has decided that living at home with parents unable to find work does not merit a break from paying tax and so now these people will be charged council tax despite not having a proper income - and the income they are getting is capped at less than inflation so in addition to getting an effective cut in benefits they will now be expected to pay part of their £60-a-week benefits back in tax.

Meanwhile Cameron has promised a referendum where we can vote to get out of the EU, but only if we let him have another term at ruining the economy. So he thinks that will be a carrot to dangle to get us to vote him back in... is he on crack?!
This country is on the brink of a triple-dip recession thanks to the Tories taking away everybody's money. Here's something to ponder over: most young jobless people live at home with their parents whilst finding work and are on Jobseekers. Well from April the government has decided that living at home with parents unable to find work does not merit a break from paying tax and so now these people will be charged council tax despite not having a proper income - and the income they are getting is capped at less than inflation so in addition to getting an effective cut in benefits they will now be expected to pay part of their £60-a-week benefits back in tax. Meanwhile Cameron has promised a referendum where we can vote to get out of the EU, but only if we let him have another term at ruining the economy. So he thinks that will be a carrot to dangle to get us to vote him back in... is he on crack?! Magicman!

1:15pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Buzz, Buzza lightyear, infinity and beyond, local space ranger, the above missing comments which was removed unjustly and maliciouslike weren't in breach of terms.
In future I'll take screenshots and tweet them.
Buzz, Buzza lightyear, infinity and beyond, local space ranger, the above missing comments which was removed unjustly and maliciouslike weren't in breach of terms. In future I'll take screenshots and tweet them. Buzz Light-year

1:16pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Buzz, Buzza lightyear, infinity and beyond etc, the above comments which aren't there anymore held valid points and shouldn't have been removed.
Buzz, Buzza lightyear, infinity and beyond etc, the above comments which aren't there anymore held valid points and shouldn't have been removed. Buzz Light-year

1:18pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

Buzz, Buzza lightyear, space ranger and stuff, what's wrong with a bit of parody?
Buzz, Buzza lightyear, space ranger and stuff, what's wrong with a bit of parody? Buzz Light-year

1:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

inthesticks says...

He still cracks me up ;-D
He still cracks me up ;-D inthesticks

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