Country in need of greater vision

PUBLISHED: 12:48 04 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

I SOMETIMES wonder how it is this country launches itself from one crisis to another. We might blame human rights, political correctness and authoritative ineptitude, all valid factors. There are deep incisions in Britain s moral and cultural structure, m

I SOMETIMES wonder how it is this country launches itself from one crisis to another.

We might blame human rights, political correctness and authoritative ineptitude, all valid factors. There are deep incisions in Britain's moral and cultural structure, much of it knowingly endorsed by benighted government at national and local levels.

Political interference is becoming a cause of despair and diminishes our freedom.

It is bewildering that national defence is led by a minister infused with appeasement.

A general flight commander or admiral with hands-on experience would strike a true chord. We need resolute direction, know-how, not appointees chosen by whim.

Cast an eye at the pitiful shambles enveloping the NHS, lost in a meaningless maze of rampant bureaucracy.

A consultant or a good old-fashioned 'dragon' matron, cognisant with the situation and obeyed without question, would make better sense.

Transport? In the sensible days of old managers/directors supervised time keeping and safety issues guided by promotive instinct and hard-earned qualifications.

In present times shareholders call the tune bent on bulging profit with scant regard for anything else, a phenomenon reflected in the private sector, gas, water, electricity.

In education and undiluted immigration we witness a raft of confusing issues. Society becomes a mass of conflicting minorities, attracted to welfarism that is destroying Britain.

Government draws straws replacing failed ministers with others who cannot define the difference between chalk and cheese. Ensconced in gilded seats ministers and MPs are motivated by exorbitant salary increases and untouchable gold-plated pensions.

What is needed in government are people like Sir Alan Sugar with principals and analytical skills.

There are times when I look askance at local government which is beginning to act like the national assembly. I despair when authority heaps plaudits upon itself. That is best left to the electors.

The country is in desperate need of greater vision embracing every aspect of society. Greater discipline and moral in-depth is necessary. Less of self and more of you.

This once great land of decency and inventiveness loathed by left-wingers using immigration as a battering ram against proven old values deserves much better.

TREVOR BEVIS

St Peter's Road

March

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