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Country enjoys diverse electorate

October 31, 2019 4:56 PM
By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

Dear Sir,

In response to the first part of Sylvia Dyke's letter (Chronicle, 24th October), we are where we are and though interesting it is not particularly useful to explore and analyse the past.

The country enjoys a more diverse electorate than it did at the time she describes that offers us unique opportunities to experience different cultures and has, for the most part, encompassed our values that perhaps were the reasons they came in the fi rst place.

Whatever happened, it was unlikely that we would hold onto the quality of life that we enjoyed in the 50s and 60s, born of our success in part by exploiting other countries and their inhabitants.

Technology has moved on and we are able, if we encompass it fully, to communicate online with people in countries most of us will never visit and enjoy scenes and stories from them that enrich our lives.

Though employment is less secure, most of us can enjoy our leisure time in a wide variety of ways some of which our ancestors could only dream of.

Work is generally less essential to our lives than it used to be and it is possible to increase our skills, knowledge and experience by partaking in the charitable, voluntary and community activities that Cheshire East and other parts of this great country offer.

Yours faithfully,

DR PETER HIRST