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  • "Some facts about 'Socialism'
    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

    2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation."
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First published in Letters

I’M INCREASINGLY annoyed by the constant attacks on Wales by David Cameron and the Daily Mail. Cameron constantly refers to NHS failings in Wales which he blames on the Welsh Government. Clearly he is determined to convince the electorate that socialism does not work.

It is rarely recognised that socialist policies in the shape of nationalising banks and governments worldwide bailing out banks saved the world from financial Armageddon in 2008, which was caused by light regulation and the greed and incompetence of bankers.

The NHS is over-managed, underfunded and understaffed. With rapidly increasing demand, an ageing population and less money available, the situation is reaching a crisis point. We must save the NHS by creating a service fit for the 21st century. The article in the Daily Mail about the so-called Republic of Wales was inaccurate and insulting. Its attack on the Welsh Government for nationalising Cardiff Airport was particularly annoying, especially as many of the world’s most successful airports are in public ownership.

The article ignored the fact that since nationalisation there has been an 8% increase in passenger numbers, new airlines have come to Cardiff and there are now more destinations on offer.

Bryan D Prescott Caerphilly

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