Readers' letters - February 17

Poor getting even poorer
The NHS is suffering and the gap between rich and poor is widening under this Government says a reader. See letterThe NHS is suffering and the gap between rich and poor is widening under this Government says a reader. See letter
The NHS is suffering and the gap between rich and poor is widening under this Government says a reader. See letter

How many readers of the Wigan Evening Post would like to see the NHS destroyed?

How many would like their children to receive an education that makes them suitable only for mindless, tedious, low paid jobs? How many would like to live all their lives in rented accommodation at the mercy of ruthless landlords? How many would like to endure a poverty-stricken old age unable to afford even basic care?

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This is the future that this Conservative Government is preparing for everyone who is not a member of the top one per cent of the population who own 50 per cent of the country’s wealth.

In the name of “austerity” and under the slogan “We are all in this together,” this Government has pursued policies that have made this imbalance even worse.

Since 2009, the share of the one per cent has risen from 44 per cent to 46 per cent in 2011, to 48 per cent in 2014 and 50 per cent in 2016.

Ordinary people have paid for this with their wealth, health and welfare. What should be functions of the state have been handed over to unaccountable, unelected, tax-dodging multinational companies to create a social, economic and political system that is corporate fascism.

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Jeremy Corbyn has been demonised by some of the media as a “red menace,” but his proposals amount to little more than liberal reforms, too little and too late. However, he is the only credible opposition until a genuine socialist alternative emerges.

John Prance

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Fix up body mishaps

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We are a nation obsessed with looking good, but sometimes, our beauty dream turns into a beauty nightmare. No problem is too big or too small for our fixers. To apply, please email [email protected] or call on 020 3040 6903.

Mike Cotton,

Executive producer,

Studio Lambert

Non-union nations do ok

Following the letter by Will Heyes (WEP February 9), I would like to add my voice to his comments.

David Cameron and the other scaremongers think the general public don’t understand what is going on.

Well, Mr Cameron, we do.

It appears they forget that both Switzerland and Iceland (both classed as Europe) are NOT in the EU and don’t want to join as they are doing just fine as they are, but are trading partners with not only the EU, but also with other countries around the world.

I think that Cameron has let us down with his so-called negotiation.

We need to secure our borders and look after our own people before this situation gets any worse.

Cliff Fazackerley

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