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
Littlemore
Oxford
OX4 6NN
01865 - 749520 / 07786 - 946296
rh.giles@btopenworld.com
http://rhgiles.blogspot.com

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