They deserve and need our support

Like many no doubt, I read with dismay about the proposed £40m cuts to the county’s adult social care budget.

There can be absolutely no question as to the massive effect such a move would have on the most needy in our town and, of course, countywide.

Those agencies working tirelessly and for the greater good in Hastings.

They now deserve and need our support as like no other time.

However, we all know that there are many out there who care,and therefore, my sense of foreboding was lifted slightly when reading a couple of your reader’s letters referencing the failure this week of our current administrations desire to cut tax credits.

The failure of our very own Amber Rudd to make a stand against this attack on the most vulnerable and needy in our society is disappointing but not at all surprising.

Instead, the fragrant Ms Rudd chooses,through her delightful column in your paper, to enlighten us as to the origins of Bonfire night and the part she so gleefully played this week in the company of that bastion of civil rights, President Xi Jingling. Keep up the good work!

Ian Fuller

Canute Road


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