Letter: Labour's benefit cut

Sir: The approach the Government is taking to the problem of single mothers is quite wrong. What they conspicuously need is not work or benefit, but a rich husband.

Research conclusively indicates that the wives of men with substantial off-shore investments are considerably better of than those on benefit or in work. What is needed, clearly, is a series of targeted Welfare to Marriage initiatives. Dateline could be contracted to provide suitable introductions. Tax incentives would be required and the laws on bigamy may have to be relaxed to allow public-spirited men to support more than one wife.

These generous and compassionate proposals are at least as sensible as those before Parliament.


Alcester, Warwickshire