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Letter: Anarchic elements

Sir: If things go on as they are under this benighted government, there will, in the not too distant future, be a considerable proportion of the adult population who have never had a job, never had a disciplined sense of responsibility and never felt obligations to a country that has shown no obligations to them.

Few of them will vote for the present political parties; most of them will not vote at all. They will inevitably form an anarchic element in our society. The equally inevitable backlash from the powers that be will form the same social and economic circumstances that brought Hitler and Mussolini to power. I'm sometimes glad that I am 80 and unlikely to see and suffer the consequences of our present government.

Yours faithfully,


Crocker End, Oxfordshire