Budget will put people out of work

Sir-The Lib Con coalition claim their top priority is cutting the deficit.

But in order to get the deficit down, you need to keep economic growth up and you need to keep unemployment down.

You don’t get borrowing down by throwing people out of work and stifling economic growth.

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The Lib Con coalition delivered a budget that will throw people out of work, hold back economic growth and damage the public services we all rely on – and increased VAT from 17.5% to 20%, so that higher prices will be paid in the shops by everyone, from pensioners to the unemployed.

The cuts are unfair to families and older people: cuts to the disability living allowance, cuts to help for the jobless, cuts to tax credits, cutting back free school meals, and cuts to Child Benefit, which they have frozen for the next three years.

They couldn’t have done it without the support of the Lib Dems, who have let down everyone who voted for them in the election just a few weeks ago, I am glad to say I was not one of those people.

Andy Turner.