Dear Editor, Simon Keeling asks the question as to why the Government does not stop the loan by RBS to Kraft.

Surely the answer is that by lending British taxpayers’ money to a foreign company to take over a British company, the Government are guaranteeing a substantial return on the loan at high rates of interest, which can be used to help pay off the enormous debt to the IMF which they have incurred.

The fact that they are helping to throw British workers out of a job seems to be irrelevant.

Maybe those workers will remember that when the election comes along.

B.D.A. Woolley,
Droitwich Spa.