Austerity gaff

First published in Letters

NO SURPRISE really (Letters March 14) but the absurdity is our government along with US policy supporting al Queida in Syria and fighting them in Afghanistan, now the plan is to starve councils of funds hoping they can shift the blame for the cuts this causes. Austerity is not an economic necessity, it is a political choice – there is money for flood defences, for hospitals, for decent pay, for pensioners, free child care, and schools, it’s just that the present government chooses not to spend it on the things millions of ordinary people need. There’s £50 billion for a high speed rail to get passengers to wherever 20 minutes earlier. No wonder the PMs gaff that “money is no object” and “we are a rich country” was quickly retracted, laughable if it wasn’t so serious.

Terence King Pontnewydd Cwmbran

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6:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

50% of Italian youth have no work, austerity aint doing it for them. I don't think HS2 will happen, Cameron's clowns cannot even help fund the electrification of the Swansea lines. No-one in London wants to invest in North of England, they are just looking for a quick killing flogging the idea which has cost taxpayers millions already in wasted time and pointless planning, and half of middle England are NIMBY's who don't want it spoiling their view. As usual investors in the City stand to make t e most, whether it is built or not.
50% of Italian youth have no work, austerity aint doing it for them. I don't think HS2 will happen, Cameron's clowns cannot even help fund the electrification of the Swansea lines. No-one in London wants to invest in North of England, they are just looking for a quick killing flogging the idea which has cost taxpayers millions already in wasted time and pointless planning, and half of middle England are NIMBY's who don't want it spoiling their view. As usual investors in the City stand to make t e most, whether it is built or not. Mervyn James
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8:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

load of nonsence it wont get built
load of nonsence it wont get built scraptheWAG
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5:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

sillybilly43 says...

Ahhh Austerity!!! Be fair, this government lead the world in Overseas Aid. £1 BILLION a month Something has to give.. Musn,t let anything get in the way of helping EVERYONE around the World, except NOT our own !!!!
Ahhh Austerity!!! Be fair, this government lead the world in Overseas Aid. £1 BILLION a month Something has to give.. Musn,t let anything get in the way of helping EVERYONE around the World, except NOT our own !!!! sillybilly43
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8:19pm Wed 26 Mar 14

welshmen says...

sillybilly43 wrote:
Ahhh Austerity!!! Be fair, this government lead the world in Overseas Aid. £1 BILLION a month Something has to give.. Musn,t let anything get in the way of helping EVERYONE around the World, except NOT our own !!!!
Well said, as you see the Liberals hate us moaning about giving our Money to Foreigners, they would rather see strangers who have nothing to do with our Country get more money than our poor, quicker we get a NATIONALIST PARTY in power the better for the true British, the Liberals hate the white British, as we all know their battle cry if you mention WHITE is "RACIST", imagine how many of our young out of work British kids would benefit with a £50 Billion pot to get them skill trained and employed, we could more or less have full employment for them especially with the added extra from the Foreign Aid Swindle £12.6 Billion we would get if a Nationalist Party got into power, but that's up to the British people to get some courage and change the status quo....
[quote][p][bold]sillybilly43[/bold] wrote: Ahhh Austerity!!! Be fair, this government lead the world in Overseas Aid. £1 BILLION a month Something has to give.. Musn,t let anything get in the way of helping EVERYONE around the World, except NOT our own !!!![/p][/quote]Well said, as you see the Liberals hate us moaning about giving our Money to Foreigners, they would rather see strangers who have nothing to do with our Country get more money than our poor, quicker we get a NATIONALIST PARTY in power the better for the true British, the Liberals hate the white British, as we all know their battle cry if you mention WHITE is "RACIST", imagine how many of our young out of work British kids would benefit with a £50 Billion pot to get them skill trained and employed, we could more or less have full employment for them especially with the added extra from the Foreign Aid Swindle £12.6 Billion we would get if a Nationalist Party got into power, but that's up to the British people to get some courage and change the status quo.... welshmen
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