"Let us embrace all the good things about our fellow man and wherever possible avoid the bad. The tree of life will never be found naked if we keep our roots anchored in wholesome soil and do not ignore the lessons of our forefathers and look out for the young of tomorrow. If however, we eat into the inheritance of our children and spend today their future profits yet unearned, we will leave them bereft of all the greenery we have ever known.
From all of the political mistakes I have observed over the past seventy years, the worst thing the adults of this country have done to the children of tomorrow is to saddle them with an enormous debt which they can never repay and to ensure that austerity will remain with them during their entire lifetime. However did we become so selfish a society as not to care for those who come after us with the brush and dustpan?" William Forde: July 29th 2015.