Every PENNY that we, the taxpayers, provide this lousy Government with care of the punitive taxation regime should be used wisely.
So what are to make of the news that more than £2bn of tax credits has been overpaid for a second year running? Families given too much during the 2004-2005 financial year could now face having to make reimbursements. I suppose they also owe from the over-payments received in the 2003-2004 financial year? Last year, on this subject, I had a go at the recipients of this unwarranted largesse and received some criticism for it. This year, my target for criticism is directly and unambiguously - the Government. It is primarily responsible for how it spends OUR money - and to waste £2billion is a disgrace. How many heads will roll? None.