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Cheek of Labour; LETTERS.

SIR - The cheek of the Welsh Labour MPs ("Families of our boys in Afghanistan hit by double tax disgrace", Sept 24) to call on the Welsh Assembly to change its policy on a 50% discount to our troops fighting in Afghanistan for council tax as in Scotland and in England.

Yes, it is a disgrace, but not more of a disgrace than everything else Wales is losing out on due to a poor settlement from Westminster.

Scotland, with its pounds 33bn budget and England with its open cheque book can well afford it, as can Northern Ireland with a spending budget per head of about pounds 7,300, nearly double Wales' of about pounds 4,200.

PETER WILLIAMS Rhodes Avenue, Aberavon
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Title Annotation:Editorial
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 8, 2009
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