Increase the minimum wage

First published in Letters

ED MILIBAND on The Andrew Marr Show said that he wanted a government that represented all the people. When questioned on the deficit, his position was that Labour was in favour of wage restraint and cuts in public spending and would tax the bonuses of bankers.

Although Labour’s cuts would be at a slower pace, I don’t see any difference in Labour’s strategy and that of the present government. An alternative should be that instead of rewarding bankers, increase the minimum wage to a decent living wage, thereby increasing the consumer power of workers. This can only have a positive impact on the economy, jobs and extra tax revenue for the government.

Mike John, Westmoor Close, Newport

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