Sunak serves up more politics than economics | Letters


Bernie Evans is clear where the chancellor’s rhetoric will take the country, and Dave Hunter believes Labour can offer a credible alternative, if only it puts in the work

Rishi Sunak is not the first Tory chancellor to claim he has a “sacred responsibility to balance the books for future generations”, while doing nothing to ease graduates’ debts, improve young people’s chances in the housing market, increase social mobility, close pay ratios, or increasing spending on all aspects of state education (Rishi Sunak: hard choices ahead to tackle debt from Covid crisis, 5 October).

Future generations would benefit far more if the need for food banks was eradicated and there were guarantees of jobs and decent pay.

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