EVEN if a future Labour government is able to find a way to write off student debt for non-devolved-funded education, graduates would still have a moral debt to the public – many of whom are quite poor. This could be repaid by loyalty to the national economy.

The country needs clever people to reconstruct our imbalanced, battered economy, not flit away to Australia or the US to earn selfish, larger salaries.

We need a spirit of mutuality, collaboration and compatriotism to emerge in Britain, where it becomes an anathema to any compatriot to design a product only to have it manufactured in Singapore, or anywhere else.

Geoff Naylor

Colden Common