Letters - 20-03-12

Prime Minister David Cameron, heads a budget meeting watched by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander at 10 Downing Street in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2012. See PA story POLITICS Budget. Photo credit should read: Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron, heads a budget meeting watched by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander at 10 Downing Street in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2012. See PA story POLITICS Budget. Photo credit should read: Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire
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BEFORE the last general election David Cameron was keen to ‘detoxify’ the Tory brand.

So now just before his Tory-led Government’s second budget, let’s see what his new brand of Conservatism is doing for our country.

*Back-door privatisation of the NHS coupled with £20bn in healthcare budget cuts.

*Student tuition fees trebled and the Educational Maintenance Allowance axed.

*Huge cuts to policing budgets with the sacking of thousands of police officers and support staff.

*A huge increase in unemployment, coupled with economic decline and 500,000 public sector job cuts to come.

*The impoverishment of millions of working families through cuts in tax credits. Housing benefit cuts which will see thousands of families thrown out of their homes.

Call me cynical, but that lot reminds me of the policies which the Tories pushed through last time they were in power. Except then they at least had a mandate of sorts with a parliamentary majority.

JAMES SORAH

Publicity Officer

Blackpool Against Cuts

I can’t believe anybody gets upset seeing a mother feeding her baby in public, the most natural thing in the world.

BikerBill

Personally, I don’t think the queue in a shop is the right place – the bigger issue here is that the staff thought they were being helpful by advising her of and offering a more suitable, comfortable facility.

I would’ve done exactly the same if I worked there.

plug ugly

To those who feel uncomfortable seeing a mother breast-feeding her baby, may I suggest to them that they look the other way.

I have never bought anything from Primark. And now I never will.

Who Cares

Breast-feeding in public I think is disgusting.

The staff were quite right to ask her to go to a changing room or leave.

If I worked there I would have said the same.

Lucky Star