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Sign of man’s failure
IT is astounding that the Government is preparing to spend £50 million to “celebrate” the centenary of the Great War.
All this while poor folk are sinking steadily towards poverty suggestive of Dickens’ times, while decent social amenities arestarved of cash – and many children will have no toys at Christmas.
War is the worst thing ever inflicted upon this poor planet and a sign of man’s failure.
We should be remembering it in a spirit of quiet contemplation together with a determination to find political mechanisms to make war impossible.
This is our debt to the many who have suffered loss in war, which at the moment is being re-glamorised and furnished for profit.
We should be using our limited resources with wisdom and compassion.
Roy Stevens, Willow Bank, New Earswick, York.