Cameron is no Robin Hood and families are suffering

From: Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington.

I RECALL that day when David Cameron became Prime Minister, albeit through having to deal with a third party.

That day brought hope beyond the war-mongering days of his predecessors, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and their alliance with the crippling trade unions. He brought belief back to the nation. That was until the boom bomb burst because of the mismanagement of the banks by Labour, poisoned even more by the leaders of Europe who failed to grasp the fact the world was turning rotten because of the big banking spenders. Yet, in spite of the trying times ahead, Prime Minister Cameron avowed to help the poor at the expense of the rich.

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But, in these recent weeks, David Cameron, it appears, has forgotten his “Robin Hood” promise.

Just another fairy tale? Tales that young families taught their children. These are the families who can no longer afford to take their youngsters for a holiday to foreign lands because of crippling airport and fuel taxes.

These are the families who can no longer afford a car to take their children on an Easter holiday out of the city for a few days break in the country because of price increases in the supermarkets and fuel taxes. These families can no longer take their son and his siblings on a rail journey from Penzance to Thurso, one of the greatest experiences of all time because of swingeing rail fares and fuel taxes.

In my day, 70-plus years ago, these experiences were all part of family life. Now, no longer in this year 2012, because the majority do not have the money to pay for these little luxuries, while the rich fly off to wherever, their money concealed in foreign bank accounts, all escaping the probing Inland Revenue office.

Mr Cameron, you have just one week to sort out this conflict, before your likewise wealthy mate steps up to inflict more punishment on the majority.

Can you not just get the message? I thought you did, when I was one of the many who voted for you.

From: Peter Asquith-Cowen, First Lane, Anlaby, nea r Beverley,

I LISTENED to Ken Livingstone, Labour’s former Mayor of London, on the Andrew Marr Show the other day.

He spoke some sense. The construction industry has been the most devastated, he said, and, at a time when more new houses are needed, it should be stimulated to make a recovery, creating jobs in the building industry. I agree with him entirely.It brought to mind the “New Deal” in America before the last war. Cutting jobs and hoping, like Mr Micawber, that “something will turn up” is no way to get us out of recession. Unemployed people don’t spend money they haven’t got. We need stimulus, decisive action, and Government finance; not the empty, high-sounding rhetoric and the slush being poured forth by Nick Clegg.

He is right about the tycoon tax dodgers. They are very clever people. Cleverer than Nick Clegg. If he thinks he can beat them at their game, he is naive beyond belief.