Monday 8 June 2009


Dear Mr Brown,

You say that you are not going to resign because “I am going to get on with the job that I set myself. People know I am determined and people know I work hard and people know that I am not going to allow temporary setbacks to deter me from doing what is the right thing for the country.

I am not arrogant or unwilling to listen to people but I do believe that if people look towards what needs to be done at the moment, it is to get us through this economic downturn. I think I have got the experience to do that.”

Fine words, but unfortunately, your actions don’t match these noble sentiments. If you really believe that we are only suffering “temporary setbacks” consider this.

Last June the lives of Gabriel Ferez and Laurent Bonomo, two brilliant French biochemistry graduates on a three-month course on genetic developments at Imperial College, London, were tragically bought to an end. One evening, by chance, their paths crossed Nigel Farmer and Daniel Sonnex who followed them home and tortured them for their PIN numbers, stabbing them more that 200 times before burning their bodies.

This tragedy happened as a direct result of systemic failures in the Criminal Justice System which allowed Daniel Sonnex, a dangerous psychopath who had spent all but 4 months of his adult life in prison and who had already admitted to the prison psychiatrist that he had homicidal tendancies to roam the streets.

A couple of days before the killings a Magistrates Court had baled Daniel Sonnex because the printer wasn’t working at the Probation Office to process the paperwork to hold him.

A prison psychitrist had previously downgraded his danger level to moderate and consequently the probation officer entrused with overseeing this dangerous psychopath was a rookie with only 9 months experience and a 171 case load.

The Police who, once alerted to the fact that Daniel Sonnex should be urgently detained. took two weeks to process the request and so on, and so on.

During the trial Gabriel's father Oliver Ferez told the judge that it took immense strength for him not to collapse under the strain of his grief. He said “I am finding myself for the first time in my life sitting in a criminal court and I have found it very difficult to just listen. The language barrier of course has reinforced my feeling of isolation.

A story like ours destroys you very rapidly on all levels, it destroys the family, psychologically and financially, and it is a drama at all levels. This tragedy has given me to feel disappointment, revolt, bitterness.

I might also tell you that every morning on my way to work, I cry, always at the same hour. I no longer know how to answer people when they ask how many children I have. I might tell you that I feel ashamed of laughing now. I might tell you that I look elsewhere whenever I come across the sight of a wedding, of other people's happiness because the display of their joy is like so many stab wounds to my heart.

This is now what my daily life is like, and that of Hélène and Amaury, my two other children, Gabriel's sister and brother. Their big brother is no longer here to love them and protect them.

We will remain forever inconsolable and the weight of our tears and suffering has broken our lives. No child, no individual should have to put up with such barbarity.”

No-one can possibly understand the anguish, grief and bewilderment of these two families. They probably thought that thier sons were staying in a civilized society, totally unaware that the crazy PC brigade had handed the lunatics total control of the asylum.

Mr Brown, you have been Chancellor and then Prime Minister for over a decade, and I am pleading with you to tell us why this Country is systematically being run into the ground. So much so that it has become acceptable to allow animals like this to stagger drunk and drugged up through our green and pleasant land. If it’s not your responsiblity then you had better tell us who is wrecking this County, because we need to put a stop to this madness right now.

Yours sincerely,

A Concerned Citizen

And finally.......I believe that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.


Maggie May said...

Exactly, R & C, I might have written that letter myself.
What is going on? said...

Maggie, my friend DogLover pointed me towards the Libby Purves article which says the same thing, only a million times more eloquently.

Anonymous said...

and the people said -Amen

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well said R&C.
Mr Brown reminds me of Ramesese II
I say to him, "Let my people go! by going yourself and Now!!!"
He can never in a million years undo the mess he and his croney's have got us into. And no-one will ever trust him again!!
Are you going to send it? - please do!! ~ Best wishes, Eddie

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Well Said RAC. Today a young woman of 21, 7 months pregnant, on her way to work, was stabbed in the back. She and her baby girl were both killed. Apparently an unprovoked attack. This should be a wonderful country to live in - as you say "what is going on"? A x

Gone Back South said...

Nice to see a good healthy rant every now and then. Who would ever want to go into politics!

jay said...

I couldn't agree more. I said at the time, and I still believe, that it was a mistake to dismantle the asylums for the mentally ill.

In these politically correct times, it seems the powers that be have forgotten what the word 'asylum' means. Yes, it's a great responsibility to run such establishments, because we have a duty to care for these unfortunate people in the best and most complete way, and not in any way punish them for their illnesses, and that is a most difficult and exacting task.

But the word 'asylum' means 'a safe place'. And so many of the people with mental illnesses desperately need a safe place to shield them from a world which is hostile to them and which can overload their struggling minds.

Perhaps we should remind our 'leaders', that in the case of the criminally insane, those places used to protect us, too. said...

And Amen to that VM said...

If I thought he would even read it, let alone understand it, I would be tempted Eddie. But unfortunately, it would be like pissing in the wind (as it where). said...

Anne, you said it. It makes me feel so helpless. And I suspect worse is yet to come. Give Mandelson a few more months to weave his magic and this country won't be worth living in. said...

Oh, and by the way Absolutely Write, thanks for the visit. said...

This is the thing isn't it Jay, the perpetrator can be the victim too. Some poor tortured souls roaming our streets should be cared for in a safe environment. Safe for them and safe for us.