Letter: The threatened tax on invalidity benefit is the sign of a sick society

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YOUR headline 'Spending squeeze may hit invalids' (11 October) makes one realise how low this country has sunk when it comes to its principles and its morals. So invalidity benefit may be taxed]

It is so easy to penalise the sick, the disabled, those who have no choice in the way they live, those who are unable to work. They are not the scroungers, so why attack them? They are attacked because people with long-term illnesses are unable to hit back. They cannot cause a riot in Trafalgar Square, so who will fight for them? The sick and the disabled are the easiest possible target to attack. Let us all make such an outcry that the Government dare not do such an abominable thing.

Esme Williams

Croydon, Surrey