Will Podmore is wrong in his assessment of democracy. The process is that candidates and their parties state what they propose in a manifesto and we, the electorate, chose who will be the person to represent their area in Parliament. If he thinks he can then direct how Parliament and the Government should behave he is sadly mistaken, especially as his proposals are contradictory.

A government of the party that introduced austerity and has just given a knighthood to the architect of the most shameful and socially damaging aspect of that policy is hardly going to change this, while at the same time reducing tax on the more affluent sectors.

A government that proceeded with Brexit in spite of the fact that most business and industrial leaders stated that it would be economically damaging is hardly going to support industry.

With a damaged economy and reduced revenue, how can the government invest in public services.

Chris Sumner

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