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T-shirts highlight living wage issue

THE purchase of T-shirts by politicians has revealed what nonsense the concept of a living wage is - especially to those who advocate it.

It means that every time a person buys an item, he should inquire whether the seller is getting a living wage. If the answer is "No", then he should offer more for it. Presumably £45 was regarded by buyers as sufficient to provide a living wage for all those involved.

If we all demanded to know whether or not our buying price covered this wage, trade would come to a stop. It's silly.


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