Nice selection of letters in Guardian today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/18/chapter-and-verse-cameron-god
The most pertinent teaching of the gospel for our time is surely this: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). Yet Cameron leads a government serving mammon in the utmost, striving ever to advance the interests of the 1% towards ever greater riches and dominance, at the expense of the needs of the truly needy – the old, the sick, the disabled, the unemployed, children, all those indeed whom Jesus came to serve. I see no Christians here.
Dr Henry Jones
Martin Kettle clearly lives in a bubble – there is plenty of money around. According to Richard Murphy and other observers, revenue lost through tax avoidance could amount to up to £100bn. On top of that there is a the matter of £275bn pumped into the system by quantitative easing. No one seems to know where that has gone and one can only guess that a fair proportion of it now resides in tax havens. How long will it be before governments realise that tax havens are part of the problem? There's plenty of money but the rich are too greedy to pay their share to rectify the problem that they created.