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Back to the dark ages; Your say.

MR Hopkins is absolutely correct in his assessment of the massive social damage which the Government's draconian cuts trigger.

As I've stated before, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar need to present a united front and issue a direct challenge to government - "your draconian cuts will close down the towns and we refuse to action them any further".

The Government cuts minister will then have to put his money where his mouth is, take over and accept the political fallout, which is as it should be.

Mr Hubbard and Mr Cox are correct in their concern over housing benefit cuts next year.

It seems the Government has the attitude that all single folks on benefits should have no better than bedsit land - but there are no tower blocks of bedsits to move into when these folks hit the street next year.

All this reminds me of the 1931 10% cut in benefits which were already at starvation level and the severe means test.

Are voters really going to allow themselves to be driven back to the dark ages? G B BUTLER, Stockton
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 20, 2012
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