The letter columns
of the Berwickshire
are usually confined to matters of compelling local interest like the closing of the Coldstream Cottage Hospital, attacks by aggressive seagulls on the long suffering Burghers#of Berwick, the inadequacy of the public loo and the occasional outpourings of the Scottish Regent -a local man. So it is unusual for a correspondent to go nationwide as follows:
"The time for the British electorate to stand up and be counted has arrived, now is the time to tell MPs enough is enough.We will not put up with your arrogance.The member representing Winchester in the latest in a big line of recent Lib Dem holders of high office to fail. This is a man who only last week stood up in Parliament and supported the education minister in the debacle relating to persons unfit to teach our children.Other parties are equally at fault , with a recent Tory PM having an affair with a member of his cabinet, the current leader supporting de-classification of cannabis.As for the Labour party where do you commence, a deputy leader who does not pay his council tax, a Home Secretary who attempted to pass a new law daily, whilst involved in a sordid affair with a married woman, a homosexual cabinet member who was twice compelled to resign office for misleading parliament yet is given a top job in Europe, a PM, who at best misled the country into war.These are all the same people who tell us we do not have the right to know if our twelve year old daughter is being prescribed the pill or that our sixteen year old granddaughter is to be given an abortion, or to smack a child etc. etc.So come Messrs Beith, Robson and co. start the ball rolling by condemning these actions, not for what they do, but as being unfit to govern and by definition tell the public what they should do" (name withheld as an act of kindness)A bloggee has commented that the occasion for the electorate to stand up and be counted is called a General Election and we have quite recently enjoyed one of these. I suspect the writer peddled his epistle around the tabloid nationals : Grudian*, the semi-Independent and the Fascist Times without success before the Tweeddale Press took pity on him. I hope that we can now return to more parochial matters such as why the Malting's management lock the gentleman's (their description) toilet (ditto) and not the ladies. Another anti asylum seeker act of discrimination or just sexism. It can cause problems as Huttonian will explain in a later post. If he is spared.
#Btw. Its not necessarily relevant but I have been told that the leading players of the Berwick AmateurDramatic Society -BADS -have been referred to as the Hamburghers
* Spellchecker suggests Guardian but brisker for Berwickshire. Why? Blogg-ed