LOOKING deeper than Minister John Hutton at unemployment, it never gets mentioned that some families have two jobs and others have none.

There is also no "right to a job" in our society. Job applicants just have to take their chances with callous employers. And the middle-class people with well-paid jobs just grumble about paying taxes.

The harder Minister Hutton pushes the unemployed, the bigger the underclass will get; children of poorer families will be prejudiced and crime levels will grow. Why aren't the long-term unemployed given the "right to a job"? That would be better than all the pointless carping criticism.

Max Nottingham, St Faith's Street, Lincoln.