Would-be politicians should read Tressell’s book

Hastings Borough Council is to be congratulated on its initiative in publishing the centenary edition of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

I would suggest that the council gives a complimentary copy to all our local politicians, those currently elected and those who have hopes of election.

To accompany the gift, recipients should be asked to read the first chapter and make any comparisons with Mugsborough then and now. The responses would be interesting.

Len Bolton

Harrow Lane

St Leonards