LETTERS – Thank goodness for Mr Jackson!

Have you ever noticed on TV adverts particularly, how claims are made that a product, (makes my teeth feel stronger) or (makes my teeth feel healthier). This being evidenced by happy, smiling faces. Similar to feel, appear etc is also frequently used. They are all words intended to infer that the statement is true rather than what it really is, ...

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LETTERS – Bring solid facts to the table

In reply to our two Anti-Brexit campaigners in the letters page (January 31), it has become increasingly clear that despite the long ramblings and complete long-windedness in trying to explain your beliefs of what you deem to be the ‘facts’, designed to try and put the scare factor into any vulnerable Brexit voter it has come to light that we ...

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LETTERS – Tories taking a reckless gamble

While our county is one of the biggest in the country our policemen and women are doing their best with the resources they have, but is the thin blue line being stretched too far? The Conservatives are taking a reckless gamble with people’s safety by slashing our police force. Chief constables from around the country have warned that policing under ...

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LETTERS – Plaque needed for Louis Rudd

I read with great interest your reporting of Captain Louis Rudd and his epic trek across Antarctica dragging all his equipment with him for over 900 miles UNAIDED and in doing so wrote himself into history by being the first English man to achieve it. I can’t imagine what it was like to be out there on your own, I ...

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LETTER: I intend to hit the deck running

Since the beginning of January I have been caring for my eldest daughter, in Lancashire, who was injured in a road accident. She broke both arms, and has been unable of course to eat, dress, bathe etc. Since she has no family members who were available to help, I stepped into the breach. I, of course, feel that as their ...

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LETTERS – My proposals for Brexit

Speaking to the Sandringham branch of the WI recently, Queen Elizabeth poignantly said: “As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view, coming together to seek out the common ground, and never losing sight of the bigger picture.” ...

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LETTER: At least eight accidents at Spalding Common junction

I have just read the article on page 12 of last week’s Voice, I live very close just inside the dead end part of South Drove in sight and ear shot of this junction. Whoever stated that there was no previous history or issues of poor lighting, unfortunately is rather misguided. Over the last 25 years I can recollect at ...

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LETTER: It’s not just about the EU

The referendum was not just about the EU. The debate now is still about much more and the Backstop is irrelevant. Little by little, by stealth or by accident, our democracy has been stolen, if we ever owned it anyway. The power of kings, the Church and the aristocracy has been done away with but replaced by a small but ...

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LETTER: Lower taxes mean worse services

Coun Foyster (letters, January 31) apparently has an incomplete understanding of the constitution of the UK, which is a disappointing in an elected representative. He asserts that “Parliament needs to understand the British people are sovereign, not them.” The actual position is that the people are sovereign only in that they have the sole right to elect the House of ...

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LETTERS – No surprise toilets are a disgrace

It was really interesting to read in The Voice (31/01/2019) of the recent joint inspection by elected members and staff, of South Holland’s public toilet facilities. Of course it was of no surprise, presumably even to these people on the visit, that all of South Holland’s toilets are a disgrace and have been for many years. One wonders why more ...

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LETTERS – Economy is in good shape

Whilst the country braces itself for the next episode of – Project Fear the Trilogy – it is important that your readers understand that the British economy is in good shape as we prepare to leave the failing EU. Great Britain is moving ahead of our European competitors with Germany now in recession and the rest of the Eurozone teetering ...

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LETTERS – Take Back Control of our country

It is unfortunate that some remoaners are confused about the clear plan which Vote Leave outlined for our departure from the EU in the run up to the referendum on 23rd June, 2016 – British Independence Day. If your readers want to compare the remoaners campaign of disinformation and false news against the facts, they can do so by visiting ...

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LETTER: Reminiscent of Vote Leave propaganda

The recent jingoistic diatribe from Mr Jackson of Vote Leave was highly reminiscent of the exaggerations, half-truths, lies and other propaganda which were spread about at the time of the referendum by those wishing to leave the EU. It is interesting that he quotes an Australian Prime Minister whilst ignoring the many European politicians and our own retired Prime Ministers ...

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LETTER: Never had a reason to complain about Spalding festival

We were most perturbed to read your article heading “Council objects to town festival”. The Environmental Health department were concerned that there was potential for a noise nuisance from the live music on an outdoor stage which could lead to complaints from nearby properties. As residents of a property which borders Castle Playing Field, we can confirm that we have ...

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LETTER: Continue to campaign for leave

In South Holland, we voted overwhelmingly in favour of leaving the European Union. The hopes of freeing ourselves of the ever closer union were justified and democratically inarguable. Since the referendum, we have had a duty to leave that we are seeing continually jeopardised. I believe the public have long been ready for the result they voted for. Despite having ...

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LETTER: I take issue with using the fallen

I, for one, take issue with the use of the memories of fallen soldiers within the ever-volatile Brexit debate as something to support our impending departure. As Mr Jackson accurately points out, said people indeed, “gave their todays, for our tomorrows”. What he neglects, however, is the people to whom “our” refers to. Our war dead were not fighting solely ...

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LETTER: No good deal is available

All the Brexit “deals” on offer involve payment to the EU without any right to a vote on policy matters. Our American colonies fought a war against us when we inflicted that upon them. Politicians ignored demands for female suffrage for years, they thought women were too stupid or ignorant to be allowed a vote. They are now ignoring Leavers, ...

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LETTER: Excellent opinion piece by Sir John

What an excellent opinion column by the excellent local MP, Sir John Hayes. It comes as little surprise that he was a friend of Tony Benn, as John is popular and respected by many politicians across the House of Commons. Not least because of the excellent work he did as a Government Minister, much of it ground breaking. For example, ...

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LETTER: What benefits can come?

On January 16, The Voice published an insightful letter from G Ogden explaining why no net benefits can conceivably emerge from Brexit, but there will be huge disbenefits if we leave the EU… despite all the siren calls of Leave campaigners who insisted in 2016 that the UK would benefit from “the exact same benefits”, “they need us more than ...

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LETTER: Adding further confusion to car parking

I note that Coun Brewis has started his election campaign early, by adding further to the misunderstanding of the legally required notice recently posted in all South Holland District Council car parks. The purpose of the notice was to inform the public that SHDC needs to amend the existing off street parking enforcement order, so that parking fee payment machines, ...

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