RAPID RESPONSES

Fed up of fairness

Allister Heath writes that the coalition needs to tackle unemployment while Sara Parker reports that London is now an unemployment hotspot [It’s official: London is now a hotspot of unemployment – business must help tackle it, yesterday]. I own a number of small businesses and in the past year have been exhorted by ministers to employ more British people even as I am prevented from firing those clearly unproductive ones currently working for me. No thought to immigrants possibly having a better work ethic and less sense of entitlement, both important for smooth running of my business (clearly a secondary consideration for many). All at the same time as having both my personal tax and payroll taxes increased. Apparently I am to shoulder my “fair share” of the debt burden bequeathed to me by others. Frankly I’m fed up.

Michael Zybutz