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Do try to be honest
MAY I lay down a simple challenge to those on the left in opposition to the Coalition’s deficit reductions?
If you wish to enter the debate by deploring a cut, could you try and be more intellectually honest with The Press’ readers and tell us where else you’d get the money to pay for it? I’ll start you off if you like: let’s cut Trident and invest that money in debt reduction, disability benefits and growth.
Or, of course, you could admit that you’d just continue the tradition of loading our country up on debt.
Regardless of who you blame for the state of the UK’s finances, the UK Government spends an alarming £125 million every day on paying the interest on its monumental loans.
It is often said that the Coalition’s deficit reduction are “ideologically driven”. Too right it is! I’m mad as hell that my generations’ taxes are going towards an irresponsible black hole of debt. It is my ideology that the next generation shouldn’t have to pay an ever-increasing part of their taxes towards debt interest.
If that means I have to go without debt-fuelled spending, so be it.
Andrew Butler, Selby.