The so-called silent majority

PUBLISHED: 09:53 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:08 10 June 2010

Mike Fairclough (Journal letters, November 27) is absolutely right to say that we must get past this obstacle of the so-called silent majority. The question is why are they silent? In this town, we are blessed with a lively newspaper which welcomes lette

Mike Fairclough (Journal letters, November 27) is absolutely right to say that we must get past this obstacle of the so-called silent majority. The question is why are they silent?In this town, we are blessed with a lively newspaper which welcomes letters; local radio stations which are only too happy to get involved in debates about local issues; residents' and community associations which plead with people to get involved, to have their say; local councillors whose telephone numbers are available from the Town Hall. The silent majority are silent because they could not give a damn - they are not interested and probably do not even bother to vote. Leave the poor souls to wallow in their self-obsession and let's get on with life. Ann Prior, 75 Egremont Road, Exmouth.


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