Saturday, 5 April 2003


NI rates are to be risen from Sunday. This is not a wise or prudent move, considering that the economy is not growing at its optimum. Instead of raising taxes (which NI is, without question), why not lessen (even eradicate?) taxation and allow the private sector a greater role in the provision of public services? Institutions such as the NHS would fare better if permitted to exist within a free market.