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So who is to blame?
10:46am Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Letters
YOUR correspondent Tom Mitchell (Letters, April 30) finds it easy to blame the Coalition Government for the latest Tory troubles, or specifically the Liberal Democrats.
Anyone would think that David Cameron won the last election. Perhaps the Conservatives should go it alone and rule a minority government. In that case, I wonder how many of their flagship policies would have made it through Parliament.
No doubt that scenario would immediately lift the popularity of the Liberal Democrats and possibly even save them from electoral disaster. Perhaps there are other reasons why the Government is unpopular, such as being in the middle of a double-dip recession, revelations about how donations can buy influence and about how little some very wealthy people pay in tax; or could it be George Osborne’s deficit-reduction plan, which is now in tatters?
His original intention to eliminate the deficit by the next election has gone out of the window. But it’s not all bad news: the richest are getting richer and millionaires get a tax cut; and still Cameron tells us we are all in this together and Osborne reminds us there is no Plan B.
Rob Oliver, Clifton, York.
• I MUST say I really look forward to reading the contributions of the Tory apologists, Tom Mitchell and Terry Smith.
Surely they don’t believe a lot of what they write. Whatever, it’s always good for a laugh and helps to brighten up the day. Keep ’em coming, lads.
Lee Maloney, Millfield Avenue, York.