How can wealthy complain?

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At the moment, indirect taxes like VAT mean the poorest people in our community pay a greater proportion of their income in tax than the wealthiest do.

And yet the 1% of the population who earn enough to pay the 50p tax rate are asking for it to be cut.

When the poorest in society are suffering the worst effects of savage cuts in spending, it is morally indefensible for the wealthiest 1% to complain about paying their fair share.

I have copied this letter to our local MP. I would like to hear how they propose to ensure that we have a fair tax system in the UK, which ensures that we really are ‘in this together’.

Andrew Wastling

Bridge Lanes

Hebden Bridge