Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
The Con-Dems have had it their way too long. We have to turn this country around
Steven Johnston (M Star May 29) sought in his letter to distinguish capitalism from socialism. Let me assist him succinctly.
The first episode of the BBC's series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq does not promise a reasoned analysis (The Iraq War, BBC1 May 29). On the basis of this first programme, it looks like a whitewash job.
Ed Balls had a great opportunity on Monday to reject the bankrupt Tory policies of austerity and replace them with planned progressive measures of growth based on the People's Charter.
It is worth remembering when considering whether the USSR was socialist, that its people were forging a new society in a challenging environment.
I was pleased to see three excellent letters (M Star May 30), all deploring the British government's determination to send arms to extreme Islamist rebels in Syria.
Ed Ball's speech on Monday was a big turn-off.
The political principle that the wealthy should pay more to sort out the bankers crisis than others is a good one.
Like many people across Britain, I have been watching the events and discussions on the murder of Lee Rigby with incredible interest.
We need to open up a debate on a largely unspoken danger lurking behind proposed changes to local council services.