Create jobs to beat poverty
2:53pm Friday 25th May 2012 in Letters
LABOUR’S shameful legacy is the latest report that one in three children live in poverty. What have the two lots of European funding been spent on? Sadly some of these children have parents who work. This is because Wales has the lowest paid workers, a situation that will only get worse if the Tories introduce regional pay structure for public sector workers.
Labour’s target to rid us of child poverty by 2020 will never be achieved, so say a lot of experts. This is just a promise, so people will keep voting for them.
If Wales is to get a third batch of European funding, I would use it to make every home in Wales energy efficient with loft and wall insulation, double glazing and solar panels. This would save thousands of pound in energy bills but provide thousands with jobs and apprenticeships.
Andrew Thomas Nutt, Heolddu Road, Bargoed