Live up to ideals of the Sally Army

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS - Neville Wester­man Brynna

I RE­CEIVED a let­ter from the fine peo­ple of the Sal­va­tion Army, ex­press­ing their wish that no one should be home­less, hun­gry or lonely.

What is wrong in the hearts of Con­ser­va­tivevot­ing cit­i­zens that they can­not force the Bri­tish Gov­ern­ment which they chose to recog­nise its moral duty to ev­ery Bri­tish cit­i­zen and child, just to cap­ture some tiny part of that re­spon­si­bil­ity which the Sal­va­tion Army seeks to serve?

That is what pa­tri­o­tism should mean. With­out it, na­tion­al­ism is an ugly, ig­no­rant, de­nial of all hon­our. The un­ful­filled hopes of the Sally Army are a re­proach to ev­ery UK cit­i­zen.

For politics to mean any­thing to any cit­i­zen, it has to be founded upon more pro­found be­liefs and ideals than di­vi­sive, un­just Tory eco­nom­ics. Com­pas­sion is bet­ter than in­dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cially for the per­son who feels it.

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