I know, you’re thinking – not that old potato again? I’m afraid so. You see, I was in the Armed Forces for 22 years. I didn’t serve in any overseas military conflict, but for all that time I was ready, able and willing to do so. We always believed that the government who sent its military personnel to fight in an armed conflict would have our backs, and that nobody would be left behind. You seem to have reneged on that understanding.
I’ve paid taxes all my working life and continue to pay them in my retirement. I’m a great believer in the Welfare State, but recently I’ve watched as you’ve squandered my hard-earned money on a long list of scroungers and benefit cheats instead of looking after the people who really matter.
The idea that one single soldier is homeless and sleeping rough makes me so damned angry. Apologies for a few expletives here and there, but when I hear that my taxes are being used to fund houses for refugees from another country before you look after one of your own, a few expletives are necessary.
I don’t normally expect a say in how my taxes are allocated, but now I’d like to say that you serve the people of this country, and your priority should be to look after all homeless ex-forces personnel before you help one single refugee.