Migrant attacks

In this febrile post-referendum atmosphere - in which immigration was a recurrent theme -  I am sure that voters from both sides, and of all parties and none, would wish to join me in deploring the recent alleged verbal and physical assault on a 'Big Issue' seller in Blandford Forum, and another allegedly similar incident elsewhere in Dorset.

Whatever our differences following this contentious event, we all believe in democracy, and are all members of the same society. In these difficult days, we need to live together in mutual respect and civility, and to be on our guard against those who seek to fracture and divide our fundamentally decent rural community.