Magazine article The Spectator

Britain Should Come First

Magazine article The Spectator

Britain Should Come First

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Sir: Reading Clemency Burton-Hill's 'Cameron is taking on Brown -- in Rwanda' (5 May) I felt my blood boil. I have every sympathy with the people of Rwanda but surely Conservative MPs' time would be much better spent grappling with the issues facing ordinary people in Britain?

As Andrew Mitchell, Hugo Swire and David Mundell have some time on their hands this summer, perhaps they would like to help out at my daughter's 'bog-standard' comprehensive where, while she works hard to achieve her ambition of studying Law, other pupils smoke cannabis in the toilets and routinely disrupt classes. Or perhaps they would prefer to clean up the broken glass and graffiti left by the (not very) huggable hoodies in the children's playground? Or they could give the benefit of their business skills to local hauliers struggling to survive against low-wage-migrant-employing competitors? …

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