On Thursday 13 May 2004 14:47, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be worthwhile to email the Minister (Mr Gallagher)
> > to point out these two misunderstandings?
>> Almost certainly not. When you have your head that far stuck in the
> sand, the only thing you can possibly hear is megaphone diplomacy.
You're probably right.
However, I think that in a democracy it is always worth-while
correcting politicians (politely) if they are wrong.
The success of ICTE must in the end depend on the fact
that a number of government ministers were persuaded that they were wrong.
After all, there are many issues on which all the opposition parties
are agreed that the government is wrong,
but on which the government has stuck to its guns.
As someone (Winston Churchill>) once said,
"There is nothing wrong in being right".
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