Be careful what you wish for

UKIP leader Nigel Farage
UKIP leader Nigel Farage

What a strange, contradictory letter from Edward Johnson (“Time of change”, October 3rd).

He blames everything on the three main parties, thinks all their politicians and party members merely nod, agree and never challenge. I doubt Edward has ever been to a political meeting or conference because that is where members argue, debate and hopefully finally agree a policy on everything that affects our lives. Edward calls some of these politicians “self-important fools” and “people without a clue”. Although there may be a few such people it is incorrect and rather rude to make such a generalisation about the majority. The vast majority of politicians of all three major parties, especially at local level, give up huge amounts of time for little or no financial reward.

Edward then goes on to urge everyone to stop voting for the three main parties and vote for UKIP. No surprise there, then. He then tells everyone to go out and join a party!

I have been a card carrying member of the Labour Party for over 30 years. I know why I do this and am proud of all the things the Labour Party has done for this country over the last 80 years. If Edward gets ill he has the National Health Service to fall back. If he loses his job, he will get support and when he gets old he will collect his pension. What will UKIP give him? Very little, I would suggest.

During the last European Parliament UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his deputy Paul Nuttall were voted the laziest and most ineffective out of 700 MEPs, and as a reward they both earned more than the Prime Minister. Do we really need more of such people?

Be careful what you wish for, Edward.

Gerard McCabe

scotland road