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Osborne robbed poor to pay rich

It is shocking that George Osborne should rob pensioners to fund tax cuts for the wealthy.

The most disturbing element of his package is the potential introduction of regional public sector pay awards. This represents the latest move in a clear government strategy of the engineered ghettoisation of the poor.

If regional pay is introduced in the public sector, the effect will be that it will become impossible to recruit high quality teachers and nurses. Fuel poverty and library closures will, no doubt, help cement the plight of those on benefits, or low incomes.

TIM MATTHEWS

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