Sir: Mr Major says: "I do not want personal choices made for me by the state." What he and his party do not understand is that for most of us there are many choices which we cannot choose to make unless the state helps us to do so. To take a topical example, many people want to choose to go to university but some of them cannot afford to make that choice unless Mr Major will fund universities well enough for them to go to university without incurring debts of pounds 20,000. If Mr Major really believes in freedom of choice he must put his money where his mouth is.
Liberal Democrat Social Security Spokesperson
House of Lords