It’s OK to be angry

Thursday, 21st October

• WHILE we beat ourselves up with fear that we might all suddenly lose control and kill our MPs it would be helpful to take a deep breath and remember who we are – that is a country with a social contract that embraces democracy.

It is OK, often even necessary, to become angry about food banks, women’s freedom to walk home at night safely, which school is best for a child, street lighting, waste disposal, air pollution and indeed noise, etc.

Being angry is not dangerous and is often productive when laissez-faire gets a hold on our councils, our institutions, and our government.

We need to hold on to this fact of having a social contract and possibly direct some productive anger towards those with power who are failing to protect us by not demanding more overtly an adherence to our values which is the backbone of our democracy.

E CHAMBERS

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