People in glasshouses should not throw stones

SO TONY Probert wants to defend poor old Gordon Brown and doesn't like the 'lies' that the Conservative party is spreading. Well, Tony Probert, there is a saying that people in glasshouses should not throw stones, or judge not that you may not be judged!

SO TONY Probert wants to defend poor old Gordon Brown and doesn't like the 'lies' that the Conservative party is spreading. Well, Tony Probert, there is a saying that people in glasshouses should not throw stones, or judge not that you may not be judged!Is this a different Gordon Brown that bribed senior citizens before the last election with help to pay the council tax and then forgot all about it after the election? Is this a different Gordon Brown who promised to take pensioners out of poverty? Look at the latest figures, Tony. Is it a different Gordon Brown from the one who tells us that inflation is running at 2 - 2.5 per cent? What planet does he live on?As far as senior citizens are concerned, of course none of us wants to see anyone lose their livelihoods, no one likes to see services cut and no one likes to pay for care services that were free. But if you, Tony Probert, were one of the 1.25 million in fuel poverty or one of the over 35 per cent of pensioners in poverty and had to make decisions about eating or staying warm then perhaps your cynical comments about the 1.9 per cent increase would not be so flippant.Me, well Tony Probert, even at 75 I can't quote Lenin but I voted Labour all of my life until I realised that promises made by our present Government, your party, are little different from the people you are accusing of lying. I voted last time for a man, not a party, that is local and I felt I could trust and he is our MP. What a shame that at this stage of my life I have to come to the realisation that Gordon Brown, a Socialist (?), along with his Government, can no longer be treated as a Government one can trust.JOHN ELLIS - The Lynch, Winscombe, Chairman, Winscombe-Sandford & District Senior Citizens Forum


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