SIR – It’s regrettable that it takes the possibility of a third world war to make us reconsider our priorities. Suddenly, defence spending, and food and energy security, are back on the agenda.
I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said to me in the past: “What we need now is a war.” Of course, they don’t mean it, but feel that such a drastic event is required to recover our nation’s integrity.
Well, we are facing a war now. It is not on our soil, but is battering all that we hold dear. It is time to regain our perspective on what really is important for our country, and fast.
Richard Drax MP (Con)