Blame game

PUBLISHED: 10:13 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 May 2010

SIR, — You published a letter (Herts Advertiser, December 18) from a reader who wrote about the tendency of the Liberal Democrats to jump aboard local bandwagons. A case in point is provided by the perennial debate in St Albans over the wretched state of

SIR, - You published a letter (Herts Advertiser, December 18) from a reader who wrote about the tendency of the Liberal Democrats to jump aboard local bandwagons. A case in point is provided by the perennial debate in St Albans over the wretched state of our roads and pavements.

The LibDems' traditional stance in this area has been to blame the Conservative-controlled Herts County Council - together with Herts Highways - for crumbling roads and treacherous pavements. Recently, however, the LibDems have seen a great light and they are now correctly identifying the Labour Government's funding policies as the true culprit.

But surprisingly perhaps, the LibDems have not also exonerated the Conservatives from the past imputations of guilt wrongly laid upon them. As things stand, therefore, the LibDems are in the happy - but illogical - position of blaming both the Conservatives and Labour simultaneously for our decaying infrastructure.

D.S. MALKINSON,

Allandale, St Albans.


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