We all need to be more tolerant - in Eastbourne and beyond

Rainbow in Eastbourne town centre by Ruth Bevilacqua. SUS-160516-143028001
Rainbow in Eastbourne town centre by Ruth Bevilacqua. SUS-160516-143028001

From: Carol Stanley

Westfield Road

My concerns that this world is going mad have been confirmed this week when I read the Herald.

A schoolgirl disqualified from her GCSE exam over a possible racist remark!

I was amazed and appalled.

Fortunately this was overturned and an apology given to a stressed family.

I am very sad for the people who live in places like North Korea and other countries where every move is monitored.

I am beginning to see shades of this in our country now.

Doctors sacked over remarks seen as violating people’s rights, judges removed for expressing a concern over family life, a toddler group in a library forced out because they sang songs about God.

Where are we going as a country?

It is time to review our attitudes and become a more tolerant society.

We do not want to live in fear, unable to speak freely and share differing views. Debate is healthy and needed today.