Social unrest may be ahead

In response to R Mallaband's letter in last week's Spenborough Guardian (Give them a chance) there are in fact 18 millionaires in the Con-Dem cabinet coalition, 16 of which were educated in private schools.

Friday, 25th June 2010, 1:14 pm

These wealthy people have started by reducing the child trust fund and slashing free school meals.

They intend to cut public services, throw people on the dole and cut the pay of those in work.

Inflation is at five percent and rising and departing bosses of big companies like the Royal Mail are picking up huge pay outs, bonuses and pensions.

The wealth of the richest 1000 people in Britain rose by a third over the past year. The rich and multi-national companies avoid paying 123bn worth of tax every year.

It isn't our fault there is a budget deficit, we did not throw billions of pounds at the banks - and a lot of them return to business as usual.

David Cameron talks of a 'decade of pain', cuts in living standards will cause severe hardship. For every action, there is a reaction.

Don't be surprised if there is social unrest in this country.

JOHN APPLEYARD

Firthcliffe Parade

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