Letter: Conservatives lack the will to win

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Sir: It would be nice to think that the voters of Christchurch had turned against the Tories because they wanted a fairer society; that they were protesting against a Government that has systematically deepened the poverty of the already poor and widened the gap between the rich and the poor by every standard of measurement used; that they were unwilling to see those least to blame for the national debt being forced to pay for it by attacks on their benefits.

Nice, but nave. They were protesting that a Government elected by the comfortable for the comfortable was failing even to protect their relative comfort. It will be the same self-interest that has now made them vote against the Tories that will send them back in droves to vote for the Tories when there is a chance of a government committed to any remaining shreds of morality and justice in our national life.

Yours faithfully,


Ware, Hertfordshire