LETTER: Election a win for indifference

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In my opinion the result of the 2015 General Election was a massive victory for indifference; indifference to the reduction we have seen to social justice.

For it is quite clear now that a great many people put aside any concern they may have had over the level of spite and bigotry seen over the past five years; any concern over the attack made against the disabled; the bedroom tax; and the degenerate state of the NHS now – and went out and voted for the party responsible.

While, at the same time, setting out, quite perversely in my view, to punish a party that’s only ‘crime’ as far as I can see, was to work to modulate the flow.

Just how long into this new Parliament it will be before we see a situation like the one witnessed when Thatcherism – Cameron’s role model – crashed to earth, in a shower of ignominy and recrimination, and few were prepared to admit to ever having voted for it, remains to be seen.

To close, I would like to express my regret at the loss of two excellent local MPs Norman Baker and Eastbourner Stephen Lloyd.

Mr Lloyd, it will be remembered, fought a seven week long battle to overturn the refusal to allow the grandparents of a little girl killed in a road accident into the country to attend her funeral.

That’s serving the community in my book.

Tony Aldridge

Deanland Wood

Park, Golden Cross.

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