WE know the calibre of candidates for the job as Prime Minister aren't the greatest bunch.

Boris Johnson sailed through the first round with ease, but if he grabs the keys to No 10 it would be a disaster for Britain's poorest.

If elected, Boris has promised those on up to £80,000 a year the privilege to swerve the 40 per cent high rate of tax, effectively saving many high earners a whopping £3,000 a year.

It's a right kick in the teeth for anyone who has suffered years of cruel Tory austerity. It also reinforces the age old Tory philosophy that greed is good.

Who can forget when peer Andrew Lloyd Webber was flown all the way from America to prop up the Tory government which wanted to prevent low income workers claiming tax credits? It's this kind of selfish 'I'm alright Jack' attitude that has made Great Britain not so great.

Stephen Dixon, Redcar