Democracy, Letters for change, Notes to leaders, Peace, Society

Dear Queen Elizabeth – when leading means letting go

The reason for this letter is to suggest that the time has come for the sixteen countries that recognise you as head of state become republics. After you were lied to by your Prime Minister last year and the subsequent election returned the same Prime Minister to power, I felt – along with many others – that it was time for all Commonwealth countries to become truly independent nations. This position does not reflect on you or the consistently hard work you have undertaken throughout your life. Rather it reflects on the current values and principles displayed by your UK government.

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Letters for change, Notes to leaders, Society

Dear Scott Morrison – true leaders must act

I didn’t think I’d be writing to you again so soon but as the sky overhead turned a bloody orange, the sun was obliterated and the birds silenced I felt another letter was necessary.
Governments worldwide have been pussy-footing around environmental issues for decades – and look where we are. Parts of Australia have run out of water and, unless we see rapid and dramatic change, the continent will be faced with an internal migration of climate refugees that has never been seen before.

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Dear Dominic Cummings – true leaders care about people

A few decades ago, when the political adviser was a mewling new-born concept, chaos reigned in council buildings up and down the country as the ‘spads’ (special political advisers) locked horns with non-political people employed to do a fair and balanced job in accordance with the law. The tussle across the political-operational line has continued through the years – until today of course. You have managed, perhaps by some Faustian pact, to win the joust.

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