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Government's failings shown up by thuggery

I SPOKE with a retired, eminent solicitor a number of weeks ago regarding another despicable attack on an elderly person. His reply really made me think. He said there was no surer sign of failure of a government than when people are afraid in their own homes.

This is the view of 99% of the decent law-abiding population. As usual, the public are miles ahead of the politicians.

With local elections coming up, why can't someone have the guts to stand on a platform of zero tolerance towards thugs.

We need a new party to crush the cowards and put them behind bars where they belong.

PETER MONAHAN

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