9:17am Thursday 3rd May 2012
By Reader letter
Is there no penalty when politicians publish dubious information to tempt or frighten sections of the electorate into voting for them?
I cite the recent ‘Labour literature’ which states that a family earning £20,000 per annum loses £450 per annum because of the 2.5 per cent increase in VAT.
Simple mental arithmetic shows that they would have to spend £18,450 on 20 per cent VAT items, leaving only £1,550, which would just cover electric and gas, with nothing left to spend on food, rates, etc.
Can we really trust people with such arithmetical ability to run a tight fiscal policy for our town?
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