Letter - Stand back from critics

I AM writing in reply to Peter Box’s letter in the Wakefield Express.

Obviously Peter you will be reading this letter so I am asking you and your council colleagues to please stand back from criticism instead of immediately going into battle mode as you did in your reply to James Morris.

We live in a democracy were people’s views are different, sometimes governments get things right and sometimes they get it wrong, Tories blame Labour for overspending, Labour blames Tories for cutbacks, I am sure whoever is in power believe they have made the right decision at the time. Policies are a matter of opinion and mistakes are sometimes made, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Peter, I hope you can learn from criticism – criticism should be used constructively to develop a better understanding, not a means of retaliation.

Teri Gibson