via Ring of truth in Mugabe’s verbal attack on the UK | Derby Telegraph April 29, 2014 by Ken Moreton
DESPOTIC dictator Robert Mugabe claims Britain has gone to the dogs because of its loss of values.
Coming from a vile and corrupt leader, this country is likely to dismiss what he says as the rantings of a mad man. But is there a small ring of truth in his words?
The morals and values once claimed by this country came from people of high standing, some now seen as sex abusers and liars, greedy and corrupt.
We valued highly a national press, but can we still, now it is tainted by a phone-hacking scandal?
Can we value what we read is the truth? Can we ever again value and trust a police force, once seen to be the best in the world, when some officers are found to be racist, corrupt and liars?
Can we value a justice system that treats hardened criminals with kid gloves, paying more heed to their human right more than those of their victims?
One yob, aged 15, was sentenced to 12 years for supplying a gun that killed an 11-year-old boy and has now been released after five years on licence. There’s no valued justice there.
British people will say we’ll take no lessons from Mugabe – but what morals and values can they say this country still holds?