POLITICS: Humiliating and shameful

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Infighting within the national Conservative Party over their attitude to Europe continues to bring the whole or our country to its knees: the crisis may be deferred until the New Year, but it will be a far larger crisis because of their failings.

Meanwhile, in the week before Christmas, Conservatives in Northumberland will be taking from the poorest in society with their stated intention to reduce council tax relief, and this year sees the necessary use of food banks increase again to record levels.

We have been brought to a position that is humiliating and shameful.

We need a new direction, and we need it urgently.

Thomas Stewart,

Berwick upon Tweed Constituency Green Party