Tuesday 12 December 2017

TD training

• Congratulations to your contributor (Jason Cummins, Castlebellingham, June 27) re 'Training for Politicians'. What a brilliant suggestion, one that should be acted on with urgency.

It defies logic that those entrusted with governing our country should do so successfully without any formal education in matters facing them, and it's patently obvious that the current system is now not only flawed but irredeemably broken.

The practice of canvassing sporting, media, agricultural or business personalities just for their ability to garner votes, and the choosing of a political party by that individual based purely on assurances of a rapid rise through the ranks has obviously failed us but will continue nevertheless.

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