l Dear Sir,
Today (Wednesday) the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced in Parliament that Britain has paid off all of our debt. Yes you heard that right all of the debt!
Not the overall National Debt unfortunately but what we borrowed for World War I.
He (George Osborne 2010-to date) thinks the National Debt will be cleared in 5 years by 2019.
Let’s hope he does better than David Lloyd George (Chancellor 1908-15) who never mentioned 100 years of interest payments on the money he borrowed back in 1914.
The fact that this comes in what Westminster refers to as the autumn statement and we are in December doesn’t fill me with confidence!
Mike Lillico
Playa de Palma

Dear Sir,
 The Chinese Government resents British involvement in Hong Kong affairs specifically over the student movement towards more democracy (Daily B Wednesday).
As Britain controlled the place from 1842 until 1997 one wonders why we didn’t install democracy then.
Could it be that the Sir Humphreys of the Foreign Office don’t like democracy? Especially when it is in our own colonial backyard but they mischievously encouraged it among our Arab enemies like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria.
Is it not even more necessary among our Arab friends such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia?
Look where it’s got us, and them, with these “Arab Spring” ventures.

Mike Lillico
Playa de Palma

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