As a tax-and-spend liberal who believes in big government I am confounded to find myself agreeing with Dr Tim Morgan [There’s one economic policy the coalition has yet to try, last Tuesday]. He points to some truths that have been forgotten by all parties in this debate: growth is unlikely to come from anywhere; the NHS and defence are over-bureaucratised; and efforts to decentralise have been disastrous failures. And he offers solutions. No PFI, build rental homes and help real working people. It’s all common sense – which is why politicians will not do it.
Road to ruin
Your proposed road reforms [Time to bring our roads into the market economy, last Friday] would be great, but I can't help but think it would go the same way as the railways. Prices would keep going up each year and no real improvement would be seen by the customer.