RAPID RESPONSES

Welfare despair

[Re: War on Britain’s aspirational classes, yesterday]

Britain is a welfare state where politicians build their careers stifling initiative, encouraging (or at least accepting) widespread benefit fraud and cutting traditional support networks like families and friendly societies. Why work in such a set-up? Changing this mindset would let us live fulfilled lives. I don't see this notion appealing to many politicians.

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Taxpayer revolt

The UK wages war on those who do work and rewards those who do not. The tax system effectively wipes out the incentive for the economy to grow and for people save. We urgently need to shrink the state, cut taxes and incentivise business – only the private sector can effectively grow the economy. There’s plenty we can do. Like unhappy shareholders, we need to vote the managers off and restructure.

Jamie Lin