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Wednesday November 13 2019

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Don’t blame it all on Brexit

Posted on September 30 2019 at 1:55:08

Your September Village View bemoans local vandalism before going off on an irrational rant about Brexit.

You ask: “Is it too much of a stretch to blame (local vandalism on) the cultural, political and economic damage being threatened against the whole of the country?”; the answer to which is clearly: “Yes: it is too much of a stretch”.

Vandalism predates Brexit by many decades – indeed, the excellent article about the stained-glass windows at St Laurence Church mentions that the polycarbonate sheeting installed against vandalism in the 1970s had caused its own problems with the deterioration of the windows and their surrounds; so local vandalism, whether to church windows, bus-shelters or park benches, is not a new phenomenon.

As to Sajid Javid’s change of heart, maybe he is simply aligning his views with those of his constituents in Bromsgrove District, which voted by 55.4% to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum on a 79.6% turnout, one of the highest in the country.

Bob Dale, Weatheroak


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