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Capitalism fails average worker

I WAS amazed at the story in the Belfast Telegraph (News, January 31) about a lady being threatened with a £1,000 fine for failing to meet a TV licence installment.

Her terrible 'crime' resulted from the serious illness of her daughter.

The current crisis of capitalism imposes unemployment and poverty on average workers.

The victims of capitalism's non-productive money-shufflers are being criminalised.

When I was bringing up my family I was fortunate enough to be employed. Had it been otherwise, had I been forced to decide between helping to pay multi-millionaire 'stars' at the BBC or providing for my children, I confess I would have been a criminal.

RICHARD MONTAGUE

Belfast

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