LETTER: Don't let our voice 'be watered down'
ON READING the Chronicle (1/8/2016) it becomes obvious that personal freedoms are in further decline.
We have the article on "inappropriate conduct” of councillors and Dave Barrowcliffe's letter regarding "public participation” at council meetings.
Both issues are a further watering down of our ability to express a view or criticise those living off the public purse!
It would appear that government at all levels wants public comment both pasteurised and homogenised and we know what that does to milk.
The very strength of the public's voice is being watered down.
We (the people) are being turned into an insipid, colourless mass, who's views and opinions no longer count.
Aided by political correctness and the fear created by self-interest groups, public comment has, for the most part, died.
I urge everyone to speak their mind, tell it as you see it, don't be rude, be honest.
If we fail to do so we will have forfeited rights to everything.
JOHN A NEVE,