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9:40am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Letters
LORD TEBBIT rightly talks about “This dog of a Government” – but sadly it goes much further than that. I have never been more frustrated, angry and in such utter despair about my country than now. There has never been less real democracy. It appears that there is no-one we can trust.
It is impossible for us all to be in it because we are not one nation, but a massive collection of ‘‘differences’’ – politicians through lies and the expenses scandal, bankers through fraud and irresponsible casino dealing, journalists through phone hacking, prisons through the large re-offending numbers, teachers through absconding with under-age children, the police through Hillsborough, the church through child sexual abuse, TV celebrities and icons through child abuse, major institutions such as the BBC and NHS through the likes of Jimmy Savile.
Then we have professional footballers cheating, diving and receiving obscene salaries, leading sports riddled with drugs, senior businesses avoiding tax – all this has made trust impossible.
Many of our best youngsters are out of work or being sent to die in Afghanistan in an unwinnable war.
Can anyone see light at the end of the tunnel? I cannot.
David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.