From: Trev Bromby, Sculcoates Lane, Hull.
IT seems like the whole country is having a go at Iain Duncan-Smith (ids). Well I, for one, would like to thank him for getting me back into work, despite my disabilities.
Every morning a specially adapted taxi picks me and my carer up and takes us to the supermarket. There I am hoisted into my specially adapted till seat. Because of my heart condition, the supermarket has a doctor on hand at all times, and has supplied an extra defibrillator. Thank you.
I qualified for the job for the following reasons – a French firm called Atos, engaged by IDS, say: “If they can move a finger, they can work a till.”
Thank you Iain for making me feel good about myself, thank you for all you have done – sadly no-one comes to my till...
From: R Webb, Wakefield.
I AGREE with Bill Carmichael (The Yorkshire Post, August 21) – young people should be given all the positive help possible; many have come from disadvantaged backgrounds, many out of the care system.
Mr Carmichael seems to think he speaks for the working classes, ordinary people. Fortunately he only speaks for himself. His column lacks fact and any credibility at all. Picking on the unfortunate is a common theme.
From: Gordon Lawrence, Stumperlowe View, Sheffield.
FORTY economists, including many Keynesians, have denounced the economic strategy pursued by the Tories since 2010 and are supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s expansive fiscal proposals. I suppose this is an improvement by 324 when, in the early 1980s, 364 economists, writing in The Times, denounced the radical monetarist/supply side policies of the Thatcher government. Their self-righteous, pompous, Armageddon predictions proved to be wildly off target.
Anti-austerity seems to be the Corbyn activists’ main battle cry, but austerity can be interpreted in many ways. In my opinion, the Tories are merely following a sensible course of roughly attempting to live within our means.
Many mainstream economists would prefer a more rigorous regime. After all, the deficit is still only halfway solved.
Have Corbyn and his adherents no thought for our grandchildren? Maybe, he’s of the opinion of Groucho Marx who observed: “Why should we worry about future generations? What have future generations ever done for us?”