Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Unjust world is insult to those who gave their tomorrows for our todays

One great sadness of remembrance is recalling how so many millions gave their lives for a better world that has never come to be. So today, the 85 richest people control as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.  In this country, there are around 100 billionaires, whilst a million go to foodbanks. Billions are wasted on weapons systems like Trident, whilst millions struggle across the globe for the basics of life like water.

In the meantime, people vote for parties committed to the sort of intolerant policies on Europe and immigration that caused so many to go to fight in the world wars. The sad conclusion is that they may have given their tomorrows for our todays but we squander and insult that legacy by the way we behave today.

* published - Independent - 13/11/2014
Ilford Recorder and Wanstead and Woodford Guardian - 13/11/2014

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