Hastings’ restrained approach to Jubilee welcome

UNLIKE Mr Moffat-Bailey I do not presume to know the constitutional leanings of our councillors, but I do find it refreshing that when much of the country wallows in the trough of Jubilee sycophancy Hastings approach is more restrained.

UNLIKE Mr Moffat-Bailey I do not presume to know the constitutional leanings of our councillors, but I do find it refreshing that when much of the country wallows in the trough of Jubilee sycophancy Hastings approach is more restrained.

Celebrating 60 years of a well-heeled dysfunctional family, sponging off state benefits has not been an edifying sight.

Nor has been the antics of our toadying media falling over themselves in a frenetic orgy of forelock tugging and fawning.

At a time of acute austerity, with the gap between rich and poor increasing and with more children being born into poverty, to pay homage to a family with millions in personal wealth and who own vast swaths of the country is particularly galling.

One day our country will wake up, rid itself of the shackles of the past, ditch its hereditary monarchy and embrace the 21st century - as most of the rest of the world has already done.

J. BODEN

The Suttons

St Leonards