A blunt message from a veteran
I am just an ordinary veteran from the Second World War.
I, and lots of my friends, served at a time when Hitler had written his “Mein Kampf ” and with a party of school kids we had stayed for a while in Trieste, at a place that also housed some Hitler jugend, and saw firsthand just how revered was this Hitler.
I served in the Far East in Burma, and was happy in the thought that we were all fighting for true democracy and the defeat of monsters like Hitler.
How can these politicians sleep at night knowing that people have fought and died for the right to live in a democracy?
As someone put it, a government for the people by the people — or so we always thought of it.
Instead, we now have a government in secret with no possible chance of being able to have any input into what happens. And what shenanigans they get up to in secret, behind closed doors.
Shame on you, and behalf of all the willing boys who lost their lives dreaming of a new life for their families and friends, I spit on all of you politicians who sit idly by on your cushioned backsides and applaud each other.
Bad luck to all of you. Cyril Gorner writes from
Conception Bay South