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Letters: By despising businesses Corbyn harms the very workers he professes to champion

Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first campaign speech
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SIR – Will Jeremy Corbyn ever understand that the “ordinary working people”, whom he champions, depend for their wages upon the better-off people he despises?

Employers often work longer hours and take risks daily to keep their businesses going.

Shirley Page
Caxton, Cambridgeshire

 

SIR – My Sunday School taught me that envy was one of the seven deadly sins.

Listening to Labour politicians and their leader, I find that envy seems to be their main preoccupation. Where would we be without people who strive and succeed?

Anita Bowden
Harrowbarrow, Cornwall

Jeremy Corbyn vows to overturn a 'rigged system' Jeremy Corbyn vows to overturn a 'rigged system'
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SIR – John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has defined “rich people” as those earning £70,000 or more, and he is planning to increase their taxes substantially. By this definition, Labour MPs are rich, with a basic salary of £74,962.

Mr McDonnell likes to paint the Conservatives as the rich man’s party. It would now seem all MPs are “rich”...

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