Dear Politicians of all parties As the New Year approaches along with a general election could you all stop playing party politics for a while and have a go at being statesmen and women instead. The Country is in an appalling state due to greed, ineptitude and moral cowardice at many levels and in many areas but, as our elected leaders, you should be accepting your responsibility and share of this instead of blaming each other and everyone else. Whilst you are whingeing about not being able to claim to have your lawn cut at your second home, brave men and women are risking and giving their lives at your behest, in fields of poppies and lands of dust, stone and mortal danger. So, for Christmas and into the New Year, why not try and find and develop in yourselves the honour, courage, duty and selflessness that you praise so loudly in your hollow speeches and sound bites. Britain deserves better.