Sunday, 20 November 2011

A Nation of Beggars

"A bishop's duty is to speak out against the benefits cap
The Church of England has a moral obligation to speak up for those who have no voice"

Dear Editor,

The Anglican bishops are right to speak out against any benefit-cutting strategy. However, the heart of the problem is not benefits, but a combination of low wages and hugely inflated accommodation costs. The market is haywire, so that even those with full-time work cannot afford to live without government handouts - housing benefit, child benefit, family tax credit, and the rest.

Successive governments have made us a nation of beggars. Will someone address this?

(The Revd) Richard Haggis
26 Bampton Close
01865 - 749520 / 07786 - 946296

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