Letter: Principled defector
Wednesday 22 December 1999
One wonders whether Mr Hague's reaction to Mr Woodward's defection would have been the same had it been a defection in the opposite direction. Nevertheless it is wrong that someone who has been elected for one party should be able to betray electors in this way and serves only to increase the cynicism which so many people already have for their political leaders.
That a prime minister supposedly elected on an anti-sleaze ticket and one who claims to be a practising Christian is prepared to justify such behaviour is quite hypocritical. Is it any wonder that the number of those bothering to vote is rapidly decreasing?
Potters Bar, Hertfordshir
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