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DOES Matthew Laverack (Letters, January 2) not realise, when commenting on poverty and alcohol consumption, that many of us need at least 15 pints of beer to achieve his level of indifference to the genuine poverty that capitalism is creating in one of the richest countries on earth?

R Westmoreland, The Oval, Pocklington.

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10:44am Fri 3 Jan 14

roadwars says...

:-)
:-) roadwars
  • Score: 18

2:22pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

15 pints of Beer? Now I know how RM gets in the mood to dream up his letters to the Press.

Incidentally, 'one of the richest countries on Earth.' Don't forget to subtract our debt from GDP, then you might find that we are in fact quite poor.

At the rate the UK wastes and gives borrowed money away, there is only one way down. Just don't kid yourself.
15 pints of Beer? Now I know how RM gets in the mood to dream up his letters to the Press. Incidentally, 'one of the richest countries on Earth.' Don't forget to subtract our debt from GDP, then you might find that we are in fact quite poor. At the rate the UK wastes and gives borrowed money away, there is only one way down. Just don't kid yourself. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -12

11:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Tug job says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
15 pints of Beer? Now I know how RM gets in the mood to dream up his letters to the Press.

Incidentally, 'one of the richest countries on Earth.' Don't forget to subtract our debt from GDP, then you might find that we are in fact quite poor.

At the rate the UK wastes and gives borrowed money away, there is only one way down. Just don't kid yourself.
I wonder how Mr Laverack feels about an economic system that encourages some people to commit fraud by making multiple illegitimate benefit claims under other people's names?
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: 15 pints of Beer? Now I know how RM gets in the mood to dream up his letters to the Press. Incidentally, 'one of the richest countries on Earth.' Don't forget to subtract our debt from GDP, then you might find that we are in fact quite poor. At the rate the UK wastes and gives borrowed money away, there is only one way down. Just don't kid yourself.[/p][/quote]I wonder how Mr Laverack feels about an economic system that encourages some people to commit fraud by making multiple illegitimate benefit claims under other people's names? Tug job
  • Score: 4

3:59am Sat 4 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

15 pints of beer... or years of propoganda spoon fed via The Sun and the Daily Wail in which only the narrow-minded can be influenced by.
15 pints of beer... or years of propoganda spoon fed via The Sun and the Daily Wail in which only the narrow-minded can be influenced by. Magicman!
  • Score: 9

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