People's right to have benefit

First published in Letters

TO QUOTE from the psalms of David, I will reveal to him how wrong David Cameron is in his Tory invective.

The psalms say in quite a few places that it is illegal to lend money out at interest rates. The culprits are the rich and the greedy, who have more money than sense lending money out at profit. In psalm 103 verse 2 “Remember all God’s kindnesses and target not all his benefits”. The people have a legal and democratic right to benefits and HM Government treats them as scroungers. People on state benefits receive their pay on the strength of Acts of Parliament and the keeping of a Bible. By contrast, Mr Cameron earns money from the price of Superking cigarettes, not to mention the illegal interest he earns at the bank. So, how can he justify his mean and greedy attitude?

Stephen John, Chepstow Road, Newport

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4:08pm Tue 16 Oct 12

On the inside says...

I love a pop at this toff-led government as much as the next man, but try and keep it sane.
I love a pop at this toff-led government as much as the next man, but try and keep it sane. On the inside
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6:26pm Tue 16 Oct 12

pinpong says...

You should take a look at your toff council leader Bobby Bright. Someone told me has three BMWs lives in a huge house in Allt-yr-yn and represents the poor and down trodden people of Ringland. There all at it. All for themselves and sod the rest of us
You should take a look at your toff council leader Bobby Bright. Someone told me has three BMWs lives in a huge house in Allt-yr-yn and represents the poor and down trodden people of Ringland. There all at it. All for themselves and sod the rest of us pinpong
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10:44pm Tue 16 Oct 12

chris227 says...

good god is that the sum ambition of people in newport claiming incapacity
good god is that the sum ambition of people in newport claiming incapacity chris227
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3:16pm Wed 17 Oct 12

On the inside says...

pinpong wrote:
You should take a look at your toff council leader Bobby Bright. Someone told me has three BMWs lives in a huge house in Allt-yr-yn and represents the poor and down trodden people of Ringland. There all at it. All for themselves and sod the rest of us
Your point being?

So people in Allt-yr-yn (wherever that is I am not from Newport) are not allowed to vote or stand for election then?

Or do you simply mean all elected councillors should conform to type: Conservatives must have servants, and Labour must be too poor to afford shoes?

I'll meet you halfway, no one who earns less that £25k is allowed to vote anything but Labour and no one who earns over £25k is allowed to vote anything but Tory. Will that suit?

My post was not about any one person but about the seemingly well intentioned but inpenetrable letter above.
[quote][p][bold]pinpong[/bold] wrote: You should take a look at your toff council leader Bobby Bright. Someone told me has three BMWs lives in a huge house in Allt-yr-yn and represents the poor and down trodden people of Ringland. There all at it. All for themselves and sod the rest of us[/p][/quote]Your point being? So people in Allt-yr-yn (wherever that is I am not from Newport) are not allowed to vote or stand for election then? Or do you simply mean all elected councillors should conform to type: Conservatives must have servants, and Labour must be too poor to afford shoes? I'll meet you halfway, no one who earns less that £25k is allowed to vote anything but Labour and no one who earns over £25k is allowed to vote anything but Tory. Will that suit? My post was not about any one person but about the seemingly well intentioned but inpenetrable letter above. On the inside
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4:13pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Mudwolf says...

chris227 wrote:
good god is that the sum ambition of people in newport claiming incapacity
Well not in Allt-yr-yn, I can assure you, you wouldn't afford much there on benefits, perhaps a prefab.
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: good god is that the sum ambition of people in newport claiming incapacity[/p][/quote]Well not in Allt-yr-yn, I can assure you, you wouldn't afford much there on benefits, perhaps a prefab. Mudwolf
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