He is wrong to suppose that "no one likes paying tax" ("Ministers in revolt over Blair's plan for tax cuts", 6 September). I for one would gladly pay more, if it would relieve me of the shame I too often feel as I walk our streets. And, no, I never voted for Old Labour.
By all means, let government be efficient and accountable. But let it also be sufficiently funded to provide public facilities of which we can all be proud.