Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beware of Jeremy!

Alan Chapman, Beck Lane, Bingley. Yorks Post.

IN 1997 at the end of the John Major’s Conservative government, there were 4.9m public sector employees. In 2010 at the end of Gordon Brown’s Labour government, he left 6.2m public sector employees, paid for via billions he borrowed, and part of Labour’s £157bn inherited deficit.
The coalition and Conservative governments that followed have reduced the public sector employee total to 5.4m, data supplied by the ONS.
Labour have launched their election manifesto, in which it is clearly demonstrable that if in power they will re-nationalise everything. This means they will double the size of the public sector. All those additional wages, National Insurance and pension contributions will fall, as always, on the taxpayers in the private sector and OAPs who continue to pay tax in retirement.
Is it any wonder that Labour’s godfather Len McCluskey, the public sector trade union supremo, has changed his mind and is now delighted by Corbyn’s’ plan to double his union membership?
Do you want to fund another five million public sector staff?