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No faith in politicians' declarations

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 7:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I don't know about anybody else, but I lose about five seconds of sleep each night thinking about the financial affairs of our political leaders.

First, I don't honestly think that, apart from Julian Robinson, they will ever tell us the whole truth. Second, I have reached the point where I do not care, except if it happens that any of them enriched themselves from state funds.

But, Mr Editor, even if state funds or other questionable sources of funds were involved, because of the nature of our society where everyone covers for everyone else (especially in their own political party), we will NEVER get to the truth.

Having lived in Canada for several years, there is one thing I am certain of: Many of our public officials who live the lifestyles they do, while reporting questionable net worth, would have some hard questions to answer to from the police and might even find themselves confined as guests of the State.

STEPHEN HARRISON

stepharrison28@gmail.com

St Mary