What separates us from beasts...

PUBLISHED: 14:46 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:21 10 June 2010

ASDA would change prices (letters, November 5). In response to Tom Gorfin s letter about fuel and necessity: Food is a necessity, even our lugubrious leaders concede that by letting us have it free of VAT.

ASDA would change prices (letters, November 5). In response to Tom Gorfin's letter about fuel and necessity:

Food is a necessity, even our lugubrious leaders concede that by letting us have it free of VAT.

Petrol, well, that's just opinion and hope, as ASDA's petrol could easily be inflated until it matches the local high average. After all, they are in it for the money, as you say (and don't blame them for that.)

One thing that's meant to separate the human race, we "higher mammals", from the rest of the beasts, is altruism. Neither ASDA nor Tesco, nor many of our leaders and councillors, appear aware of this.

Mike Fairclough,

19 Withycombe Road,

Exmouth.

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