The government has announced plans to use money from dormant accounts, bank accounts that the government believe to be unclaimed, in order to fund the building of more youth facilities across the country.
Whilst you can only applaud the government's new found commitment to supporting youth facilities, I am left wondering whether stealing money from what the government says are dormant accounts is fair, liberal and legal.
Yes, I am sure the government has a legal right, but morally you would have to describe the actions as theft. Then there is the question of fairness. Is it fair that someone who has left their money to sit in an account (I know I have such an account) for some years is then required to get a form and apply to get their money back from the government should the government take it ?
It seems the government can rustle up a few billion pounds to fight a war in Iraq, but when it comes to funding things at home they have to steal from people to do it. That does not seem right.