Feel insulted over comments about the elderly
IN REPLY to Marianne Gilberts letter in your 28th November edition where she states that only 37 per cent voted to leave which is a very low percentage of the total electorate.
My wife and I have been connected with polling duties for the past 20 years and I cannot remember when the total votes cast ationally reached 65 per cent.
She mentioned that in 2016, 70 per cent of 18 -24- year-olds voted to remain, while 30 per cent to leave, so 37+30 = 67 does not seem half bad.
However people over the age of 65, 60 per cent voted to leave and 40 per cent voted to remain. She goes on to say that 18 - 24 years old are more clever and worldly wise than us zimmer frame over 65’s.
Now comes the most horrible & hurtful remark I have heard in a long time, she states that the over 65’s will not be around for much longer, so leaving the younger people to fend for themselves in a much deprived country.
This is far from the truth, my wife is 78 and I am 80, we have four sons and 15 grandchildren and our main aim in life was to help and assist where necessary the upbringing of all our offspring and to endeavour to leave this country a better place to live in when we reach the age of 65 as quoted by Ms Gilbert.
She goes on to say that 82 per cent of 18 year olds would vote remain, it was 70 per cent before, and says the PM should visit the schools and colleges to put her case, thats if the Snowflake brigade will allow her to speak instead of shouting down any- body they do not agree with. She is against a people’s vote, May I ask Ms Gilbert who votes in general and other elections, if not the people.
To finish, may I say that if I had spoken in such an insulting manner about ethnic groups, women, disabled etc in the way she did about the elderly I would find myself in a lot of bother. Keith Perkins Barrow-upon-Soar