Please don't leave the stockings empty
•Please don't do it -- a little over four weeks before the most eagerly awaited morning in every child's life. I speak of the proposed cut to children's allowance in the forthcoming Budget.
I beg of you, Minister Burton, to think again before taking this action -- especially at this time so close to Christmas -- that special time for all children that passes so quickly.
Would any fair-minded person have it on their conscience that by their actions they deprived a child of a toy from Santa on Christmas morning?