Saddened by ‘Tory robot’ reference

Dear Sir, — I was sad to read reported in last week’s paper a reference to me at a public meeting as “an obedient little Tory robot”. 
Sad, not for me — because I know it’s not true, — but sad because in this constituency until recently we have always debated politics with courtesy.
Sad too, because it reflects a culture change across the country — a prevalence to attack a person rather than debate their views.

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