Friday 19 January 2018

Levy shatters confidence

Sir -- I just want to express my thanks to you and your staff for highlighting the injustice of the raid on private pensions. At times we are critical of the media, but on balance you are the saviour of this country. Without you, the ordinary citizen would be trampled upon by politicians.

Only a couple of months ago our airwaves were full of them looking for votes. Yet on such a serious moral issue as this, not one of them had the decency or courage to speak out against the raid on private pensions. Can you believe it, 120 of them on the government benches and not a man or woman among them!

Apart from the financial loss imposed on citizens by the levy, the proposal shatters confidence. So much so that many of us are now moving whatever savings we have out of the post office and other institutions. I feel that I cannot trust this government anymore.

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