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People fed up with political correctness

PUBLISHED: 15:34 16 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:38 05 July 2010

HAVING read Rachel Moore's column (May 9) I felt I had to respond to some of her articles.

She is bemoaning the fact of teenagers not respecting the park and the drinking culture of our country on the one hand and on the other saying that people are only posting a protest vote on the other.

HAVING read Rachel Moore's column (May 9) I felt I had to respond to some of her articles.

She is bemoaning the fact of teenagers not respecting the park and the drinking culture of our country on the one hand and on the other saying that people are only posting a protest vote on the other.

These, of course, go hand in hand. The decent people in this country are fed up with the government's failures and crime is one of them.

Criminals know that their punishment will not be severe and so there is no deterent.

Children today can no longer play football in playgrounds, climb trees, play conkers or probably now play on a bouncy castle because of our culture to sue and our over the top health and safety issues.

People are fed up with being lied to on such subjects as weapons of mass destruction and climate change. These are all excuses for charging more tax to a population that is already paying through the nose on items such as fuel.

Our health service is cracking under the strain as is our welfare system as we face an increasing burden of a government that rewards those that do not work and an immigration system that just does not work.

Our education system is a joke with the lowering of the achievement needed to pass exams and the insistence that everybody should be able to go to university, whether or not they are qualified to do so (this does not mean whether or not they can afford to).

Ms Moore has quoted the image position regarding Gordon Brown. This is nonsense as it's not just Mr Brown. Tony Blair knew when to get out, he knew he was failing and left Mr Brown to get on with it.

She considers the election of Boris Johnson as a bit of a joke but the high turn out would consider this to be a mater of the people of London being fed up with living under the old party. Mr Johnson has now banned alcohol on public transport and introduced better policing of the underground.

From the time that Labour was elected in 1997 the council tax in Waveney was going up by over 10pc a year. At least under the Tories it's back to single figures.

People are not stupid, they are fed up with all the political correctness, with having to pay for prescriptions in England but not Scotland and Wales, with not being able to get a dentist and most of all not feeling safe to walk the streets.

STEWART BLIGH

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