Since 2010, we have been force fed the “narrative” that there is no alternative to austerity.

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This flies in the face of the fact that Austerity has patently failed to deliver as promised, the economic upturn.

Debt continues to rise, as does borrowing.

The only thing that has been achieved, is the fall in the living standards of the majority of us, alongside the growth in the wealth of the richest, while at the same time, using the financial crisis as a smokescreen to implement a long wished for neo-liberal agenda, of slashing the “state”.

This, however, is not the end of the “new narratives” force fed an unaware electorate!

Now we have the line, pushed by our supposed betters in Parliament and their lickspittles in the media, that there is no other option to the “coalition’s” bombing in Syria, to combat the threat of Daesh and Islamic extremism.

Charles Napier (December 12) falls under this umbrella and is a perfect example of those easily led by propaganda and myth.

It would appear that anyone who disagrees with the narrative of bombing in Syria, is some sort of terrorist sympathiser and pacifist. This is the same line pushed by Mr Cameron and Mr Fallon.

This quote, exemplifies their stance. Those who do not learn from history, are condemned to repeat it. The first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.

The vacuum created by Blair, Bush, Cameron and others, and their forays into Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya et al, has led to the creation of Al-Qeada, Daesh and countless other such groups.

It’s obvious from Mr Napier’s letter and the actions of those named above, that none of them have the slightest inkling of the world they inhabit. It is not these I feel sorry for though, but the millions of innocents who are/will suffer, for the ignorant cack handed decisions of those who consider themselves our “betters”.

Ignorance and arrogance, all in one neat little bundle. And no, I’m neither a pacifist nor, a terrorist sympathiser.

Steve Colborn