LETTER: Contributions to debts of others

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We all know that this election is the most competitive for a generation, and the question of how to most effectively manage the government’s debt is paramount.

One thing that is not often mentioned is the way Britain contributes to other countries’ debts.

Since the financial crisis, the amount of loans made to developing countries has tripled, and there have been warnings by the Jubilee Debt Campaign that a new debt trap is being laid for some of the world’s most impoverished countries.

Being strong on the economy means showing leadership at home and overseas – I hope all candidates will pledge support for aid to be given as grants not loans, tax justice to end debt dependency, and fair rules for resolving debt crisis.

PATRICIA SMITH

Church Road, Horsham