WHY do some elements of the political left in this country continually resort to uttering or printing the most obscene and vile remarks they can think of when criticising the right wing opposition? The latest being the Socialist Worker newspaper comment: Eton by Bear, referring to the privileged education of a seventeen year old boy killed by a polar bear whilst on that school’s expedition near the Arctic Circle. If he had attended a bog standard comprehensive, would they have called for the culling of those bears instead? It’s on a par with the offensive remarks made about the late Baroness Thatcher within minutes of the announcement of her death. Why do a lot of left wing voters keep supporting the same party activists who sink to the lowest levels trying to get their political opinions across? Or are they morally just as bad?

A Greenhalgh, Ross Street, Newport