Johnson the caretaker

SHADOW Chancellor, Alan Johnson, should buy himself an abacus, as it's obvious he has no idea when it comes to figures. Watching him respond to Chancellor George Osborne is like watching a fish wriggling on a line.

He knows that he and his cronies created the mess this country is in but not one of these deficit deniers has had the courage to say sorry.

Like all Labour chancellors, he comes out with the same failed mantra of tax and spend. I suspect Mr Johnson is a caretaker until the smoke clears. Then Labour will follow the Wimbledon tradition and bring out the new "Balls".

M Nicholson, Barwick in Elmet

The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth.

YEP Letters: January 16