Yachts, new jobs and rubber ducks

I’M pleased that Clive Bishop is concerned over taxpayers’ money being unwisely spent (letters 3/2/12).

What a shame he didn’t voice those concerns when he campaigned so vigorously last year for his failed AV Referendum, which cost the tax-payer between £80-£250m!

Money which could have funded new jobs, supported a British-built Royal Yacht, a flotilla of rubber ducks and left £190m for his sacrosanct ‘Child Benefits’ - funded by millions of childless couples and singletons. But that’s liberal-socialism for you!

Barry M Jones

Bixley Lane

Beckley