A gov­ern­ment in dis­ar­ray

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – I have never seen the state of gov­ern­ment in this coun­try in such dis­ar­ray, and I have been here quite a while.

Min­is­ters fall­ing on their swords be­cause of their im­moral be­hav­iour, and rightly so, are ad­ding to the al­ready-to­tal dis­trust in politi­cians in this coun­try.

On top of all this, the ex­po­sures in the Par­adise Pa­pers not only add dis­trust but ab­so­lute dis­gust. To the or­di­nary folk strug­gling to pay bills and sur­vive on ba­sic wages, this only comes as proof that there is a dif­fer­ent set of rules for peo­ple with money.

With such a ten­u­ous grasp on gov­ern­ment, the Prime Min­is­ter will be forced to call an­other elec­tion, the Par­adise Pa­pers will cause many vot­ers to cross to the left in the hope of a quick re­sponse from the so­cial­ists, not that I be­lieve for one mo­ment that it would stop the rot.

In Scot­land we are now on the brink of be­ing told what we can eat or drink and how much, an in­cred­i­bly dan­ger­ous prece­dent.

Wil­liam Duthie. 25 St Fil­lans Rd, Dundee.

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