LETTER: Moved to tears by conference speech

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The Independent Online
Crawley, West Sussex

13 October

From Mr John Mallen

Sir: John Major, on the basis of one speech to the party conference, becomes "authentic, honourable and decent" (leading article, 15 October)! What has happened to the government record of the past 16 years? Are we now to forget the broken promises, the sleaze, the vast increase in poverty, the lining of the pockets of Tory supporters, the sheer greed, the appeal to naked selfishness and the attacks on the poorest sections of our society?

Actions speak infinitely louder than words. The true Major came out when he promised to abolish capital gains tax, inheritance tax and to increase spending on assisted places.

Yours sincerely,

John Mallen

Dereham, Norfolk

15 October