Please listen to the majority

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Why on earth do our politicians hang on to the lie that we are still a democracy?

How can we be a democracy when the Government insists on doing what suits it (or their friends in high places), rather than listening to what the majority of people in this country do or do not want?

Why are the views of the majority being so blatantly ignored again and again?

I think we all know the answer to these questions. I feel that we should all be very concerned by what we know.

We must insist that the elected Government does what the electorate wants.

There is an online petition at the moment calling for the resignation of Owen Patterson – in my opinion, not before time.

He appears to me to be a very rich, ignorant man who feels that he, and he alone, should make decisions which very many find absolutely appalling.

He made a mess of the flooding problems.

He made a mess of the very unpopular badger cull.

He appears now to be supportive of overturning the Hunting Act.

He will not stop the very vile live export trade, which no-one, except the actual exporters, seems to want, least of all, the ports.

What next I must ask?

Politicians must learn that they are there to serve their country and voters, not to become absolutists.

Or, am I wrong?

Pam Ward

Saxmundham