In which The Author contacts the BBC (again!)
It was nice to hear the public’s responses to the question about public spending in yesterday’s programme. I don’t remember getting a leaflet through my door (maybe they forgot about us here in Wales, as usual) so my guesses were somewhat wide of the mark.
However, I notice that you trotted out without question the Establishment line about 30% of spending going on social security payments. You forgot to mention that the vast majority of that is spent on old age pensions; a fair percentage is also paid to people who have paid into the system for years while working, and who are now out of work because of the greed of the bankers. A further tranche goes on working tax credits, subsidising employers who are too tight-fisted to pay their staff a living wage. Any chance of putting the countervailing argument forward some time between now and May 6th?
All the best
PS I’d like to volunteer to take Becky Milligan out for lunch – simply so that she can meet someone who’s not a member of UKIP for a change.