I pleased that there has been a lot of discussion. I know no-one is going to change their minds, though. I read arguments against the ideas that I believe, and they did not persuade me Some have even taken it as an opportunity to take the mickey.
But I am encouraged that some take the opinion that society needs to be fairer to be prosperous, and maybe we will not get a Conservative government in the May general election!
I went on the march, and it was good to see so many unions and professional bodies united to show that we are against the pay freeze, and against this imposed austerity. A lot of workers marching were in jobs that put them in the frontline, and saw for themselves real poverty and hardship (social workers, nurses for example).
I'm glad some of you believe that our society has equal opportunities, and that if a person works hard they are bound to do well in life. I believe that some people have an advantage throughout life due to their parents' wealth. But, really, I am not envious of them. Rather, I would like everyone to have a good education, decent housing, access to the best the NHS can give them, and support when they fall on hard times. And Britain can afford this if everyone pays their way.