NOT living in an ivory tower, I see all too often the great damage austerity has inflicted upon the very people the Labour party realise and trust will be the people who bring about the great change ahead of us.

Our vision is of a country which educates and trains its people to obtain the advantage which will be our salvation. No country has ever saved its way out of debt.

Investment in the people is the only solution.

It gives me no great pleasure to read members of the Conservative party argue within these pages. I realise the value of an opposition worthy of the name. But I can see why so many people greet our campaigners with such joy and hope. Our vision is one shared by so many.

Perhaps it is reason for the Prime Minister slinking through the back door while our leader embraces the throngs of admirers at every venue.

Roderick Oates, Tabley