I find British politics rather strange. We have one of the largest discrepancies between the highest paid and the lowest in the western world, and still people complain about taxes – even with all the desperate problems that result. The disaster of the eighties has only just levelled out.

Five years of Tory rule will be the end of this. Those who think the country is somehow going to improve with lower taxes and hard cuts must be living in another reality. I sometimes wish they were.

David Hayes

I don’t think the country can afford another five years of Labour and Brown is clearly past his sell-by date. David Cameron comes across as being the right man for the job with a genuine desire to bring the country together and bring us back into the 21st century.

Anthony Wheatley

I am shocked at the high level of wages featured in your editorial (1 April, page 3). The fact that the government sees fit to hand over money to these companies to distort the housing market is even more worrying. Why not give the money to housing associations or charities? The plain fact is that property is too expensive and is being propped up to protect the banks. And the sad thing is that there are no new ideas in the election campaign.

The sooner the election is over the better. We can then get on with the real recession because it is recessions that bring reality. That is why we have one nearly every decade and why Mr Brown was a very naive person.

Patrick Lyne

Whichever party wins the election, they have got to force the financial institutions to make capital available for major construction or many more companies will end in administration and the loss of these skills will cause problems in the future


Taxed to death under Labour! They have not got anything left to tax – they have run out of things to do! Time for a change … yes please!

Justin Underwood

Here is Ed Miliband, wet behind the ears and a minister to boot, implying that the main problems facing society must be the war in Afghanistan and making bankers richer (Labour under fire for proposing regeneration cuts in manifesto, 13 April, building.co.uk). Is he seriously suggesting that there is no need to fund further regeneration because the problems of inner cities have now been totally solved and the crisis overcome?

I am not suggesting that the new Conservatives are more serious on this but at least they have the honour of first launching the term “regeneration” under Margaret Thatcher and Michael Heseltine, aka Tarzan!

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