Having lived for over 70 years of failed Sinn Fein republican violence and innumerable failed self appointed, then sometimes elected, unionist loyalist ‘representatives’, I and others look at the total failure of our society to even attempt to solve the obvious cancerous problems which we know.
These decades of failure have created a state of amorality and ‘Who Cares?’
It beats me why we continue to support politicians whose achievements are continuing sectarianism, division and failure to progress.
That is their legacy.
The continual harping about United Ireland or United Kingdom is making the problems worse, particularly when our politicians do not seem to be able to agree any practical actions.
Why do we not elect politicians who will put the constitutional position on the back burner until we get Northern Ireland to being a better run place, with better education, better welfare, better jobs for more people, and less criminality?
We have had failure for at least 70 years and the present set-up will not change that.
Why have we not got a head of our civil service after months of knowing there was going to be a vacancy?
It is surely quite an important job!
Why do our politicians get away with obvious incompetence in running departments or flagrant breaching of the rules/law, or passing the buck and demanding others to ‘consider your position’?
They can’t even say ‘you’re fired,’ because they were in charge when the problems arose.
It is past time for the politicians to change their attitudes and display coherent leadership.
It is time that the shadowy background leaders are left behind.
It is time that taxpayers and those left behind demanded positive change.
It is time that more of us started to take responsibility for the next generation.
Tom Ekin, Belfast BT9
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