No-one looking out for ordinary people

Sir—Here is a budget to get this country back on its feet.

Abolish taxation and business rents and rates, pay pensioners £250 per week, a minimum wage of £10 per hour, a maximum wage £25 per hour, free bus and rail travel, parking, child care and free care for the elderly.

Pay children to go to school, £5 per week for four year olds rising to £100 per week at 15 and give them the choice at ten years of carrying on with the three Rs or learning a hands-on trade of their choice until they are 16 and then move on to the minimum wage and carry on learning their trade until they are proficient at it.

Dentists and opticians go back to the NHS. Vets will also be a free service and so will legal aid.

Every person over the age of 16 will pay a one-off payment of £1,000 per year, pensioners half price. This will pay for all their insurance cover, water, gas, electricity, TV and telephone. The interest rate will be eight per cent.

All this can be paid for by quantitative easing. The British government used QE from 1939 to 1945. You have to put money into people’s pockets to get the economy up and running.

You don’t have to be a member of the Brains Trust to work that one out, it’s just common sense.

It would take a dictator to pull this off and claw back all the assets our governments have sold off to countries around the world.

He could take control of everything and create an even playing field.

All we need is a decent person to be the voice of ordinary people by leading by example. Keeping within the maximum wage he would be the perfect dictator.

There is no-one in Westminster looking out for us.

Peter Dale, Worrygoose Lane, Rotherham.

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