WITH the Commonwealth Games now over, and Australia having the largest overseas representation, and having paid the largest colonial price in defending the mother country during World War 1, I wonder how much of the mother land still appreciates our sacrifice, now that the centenary of the war is being remembered.
My family, with both English and Scottish parents, and grandparents, who served, did not seem to count when my daughter applied for residency status in England.
If this was a general rule I would understand, but when citizens from countries we helped defeat take preference along with those from countries unable to compete at the Games, but still preferred, I feel we have been short-changed and the spirit of the Games a wee bit sadder.
Maybe it’s time we went our own way when one considers what England ever done for us, that came free.
Carl Stevenson, Dora Creek