Reader’s opinion: The chaos of Brent

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 June 2018

Brent Civic Centre.

Brent Civic Centre.


I am convinced that if people walk around with their eyes closed they quickly lose track and begin to bump into things and each other and before you know it, everyone is at each other’s throats and society descends into chaos, writes Trevor Ellis, Chalkhill Road, Wembley.

People, of course, do walk with their eyes open and yet Brent is increasingly chaotic.

In my opinion, there are a number of reasons for this “chaos” which I will highlight in the following sentence.

Central and local government is comparable to a large body of people charged with the heavy responsibility of driving a huge truck in which you and I are passengers.

That “truck” has had an endless series of unfit “drivers” (ie MPs and councillors) who take the wheel and proceed to effectively close their eyes and minds and steer it all over the road, which eventually leads to endless crashes leaving us badly hurt.

The close proximity between the driver and passengers tends to result in the naive ones following the bad example set by the driver.

The complaints against the drivers are piling up but because a “good driver” is hard to find, the cycle of chaos continues to repeat itself.

In my opinion, that is why the London Borough of Brent is so chaotic and full of trouble and pitfalls.

I challenge the current Labour cabinet to prove me wrong.

That is all I want to say.

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