Kicking a dog when it's down
3:37pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Letters
OVER the last few months many commentators have used the Argus site to mount hate attacks on the elderly, sick and disabled and anyone claiming benefits for anything.
Recently those who needed food parcels were attacked as free-loading benefit scroungers by some people. In reality, there are as many in work as out of work needing help. All this rhetoric and hate mirrors the 1930s Fascist and Nazi propaganda, almost word for word. Have our grandparents fought and died in two world wars only to read that their own people are behaving like the very people they fought? Where is the compassion or understanding of the issues involved? The politics of hate/envy created by the Coalition to pit neighbour against neighbour has found a willing ear among the disaffected and hateful of Newport. So much for supporting the underdog. These days we kick them, as a public service.
Mervyn James Kensington Grove Newport