Labour have been in power for just days and the first thing they do is to find new Cabinet posts with allowances of around £22,000 per year.

Why do Labour need more people in the council Cabinet when the Tories had trimmed it down to six posts from ten? And who will pay for these posts? Us, the council tax payers.

Labour only have one answer to problems – to chuck money at it even if the money is not there, which is why we are in the mess after the last Labour government.

B WEST, Southampton.