Without politicians would there be wars?

flanders field visited by reader David Morrice

flanders field visited by reader David Morrice - Credit: Archant

In this the centenary since the start of the First World War, having visited the Western Front and stood in awe at the cemeteries where thousand of our brave lads lay, my own ending comes to mind of the famous poem In Flanders Field.

“In Flanders field where poppies grow”...the boys now sleep, row upon row bearing witness to our folly and to the politicians shame!

I often think it should be mandatory for all politicians to likewise visit and think on man’s inhumanity to man while they, at least, sleep safely in their beds.

Without politicians would there be wars? They seem to start them and leave the soldiers to fight and die for their political kudos.

DAVID MORRICE

West Caister