Charity begins at home

A PUZZLING conundrum created by the Chancellor, George Osborne, began with the siding by him of a massive bonus to a top banker, yet he failed to realise the significance it engendered to the man in the street.

A continued squeezing of the worker while he toils to aid our flagging economy, cutting services that certainly fuels unemployment, then bleats to the nation that he has to borrow millions to sustain the country.

We are told we have a debt of over a trillion pounds, so cuts are vital to the repayment of the debt that the general public is attempting to understand.

What is puzzling is that, at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, he gave the assurance to that meeting that we, Britain, would play our part in a further bail-out of Greece.

That would be the third to a country that refuses to solve its economic plight.

Does Mr Osborne not realise Britain’s economic plight with millions unemployed, services closing down, and wage freezes or restraints the order of the day.

Our economy is almost flat-lined, councils are starved of cash, we owe over a trillion pounds in debt.

The poor in our society are ignored as they get poorer by the day.

It is a fact that the British public have to endure these hardships, and we are borrowing such massive sums to keep face with the Brussels fraternity, with a bail-out figure of yet another £17bn to sustain the euro.

Top officials and bankers live in a different world to the worker.

Their future is secured by Government legislation and spiel.

The shop floor is alien to many of the top brass of the business world and they do not recognise that charity begins at home.

Your actions Mr Osborne, with the pledge to Europe, have committed the poor in our society, as well as the unemployed, to facing the misery of the dole and becoming British charity cases by borrowing to finance the elite of top cats and a flagging, failing euro.

The conundrum is are we borrowing money not to sustain life in Britain but to keep Europe afloat?

Yet are Brits to repay the loan much to their unsustainable detriment?

Fred Gibbon,

Masefield Road,