LETTER: To leave the EU is economic madness

Seeing the empty supermarket shelves the other day, I thought the no deal Brexit had come early. It is little wonder we feel the same foreboding that thoughtful people in Germany had in the 1930s. We despair at self-seeking politicians and a deluded public swept along by a charismatic leader who is driven by a fantasy of national superiority and ...

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LETTER: Looking for speed watch help

Long Sutton Parish Council are taking a pro-active approach in dealing with the high levels of speeding and are continuing their Community Speed Watch campaign with some new volunteers. Following a number of serious incidents within the Long Sutton built up area the Parish Council is determined to raise awareness of the need to reduce the high speeds of many ...

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LETTER: Listen to the people you represent

The Conservative Government has committed to a target of making the UK economy carbon-free by the year 2050. The Committee on Climate Change estimates that, to meet our legally-binding climate change targets, we need to plant 1.5 billion trees by 2050. In the year to March 2019, our Government fell short of its target to plant 5,000 hectares of trees ...

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LETTER: How will I be better off outside EU?

Alan Meeking’s excellent letter in last week’s issue demonstrates, yet again, the complete futility and stupidity of this country leaving the EU, with or without a deal. Expert international and national advice is that we cannot get a better deal than the one we have now. Yet the Tory right wing ideologues which currently infest our Government insist that their ...

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LETTERS – Proud to support remain over no deal

It’s now becoming clear that the new Prime Minister is prioritising no deal over leaving with a deal. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have written to the prime minister to advise that ‘no deal Brexit is simply not an option’. In terms of my area in particular the National Farmers Union has stated no deal would be ‘catastrophic’ ...

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LETTERS – Fridges not working!

Today I tried to do a shop in Spalding. Morrisons was a disaster as no fridges were working (a regular occurrence!). I then drove to Sainsbury’s and guess what…yes fridges not working! Today wasn’t 99 degrees in the shade it was rainy! So can I ask is this a way of cost cutting or reducing the ‘customer experience’ to such ...

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LETTERS – Only four things have kept peace

What a shame Mr Meekings continues to cling to a number of well peddled myths about the EU. There are only four things that have kept the peace in Europe over the last 75 years and the EU is not one of them. The USA, nukes, NATO and Great Britain (GB) can take the credit for that success. In his ...

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LETTERS – The worst possible analogy

When Boris Johnson vowed to deliver Brexit by 31 Oct 19 “do or die”, he was referring to lines in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ that read: “Theirs not to make reply. Theirs not to reason why. Theirs but to do and die.” Unfortunately, despite Johnson’s famed classical education at Eton and Oxford, he ...

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LETTER: We should be proud

I respond to the letter in The Voice (July 18) “South Holland is worst place to live”. In that letter the question asked was “What is there to make people smile?” In response, I would point out that South Holland is a large area and covers many towns and villages, many of which have much to offer. Moulton is just ...

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LETTER: A slight correction

Following on from my letter that was published in this paper last week, I would like to take the opportunity to correct what inadvertently became a slightly incorrect statement, for which no blame can be attached to the editor of this publication. Between submitting my correspondence and its publication, I did, in fact, have a very “cursory visit” from a ...

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LETTER: I will keep campaigning

I read with interest in the local press that South Holland has become the worst place to live. It is time to stop pretending, with houses in the wrong place, a total lack of infrastructure, and eyesores that have been left to rot in our town for decades. How can this be the pride of South Holland? There have been ...

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LETTER: A recipe for disaster

The UK is home to two of the richest ten regions in Northern Europe and six of its ten poorest regions. Such massive disparity of wealth and advantage is entirely the fault of our inept, party-politically-obsessed political system in Westminster. Disparity and disadvantage in the UK has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with UK membership of the EU. Indeed, if ...

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LETTER: South Holland is worst place to live

After reading the national papers they state that, Rushmoor, Hampshire is the happiest place to live. South Holland, Lincs, is the worst. It makes you wonder why our area is rated as the worst? Driving into town, the state of the roads, which also are the worst in the country. You go into Spalding town centre shopping, it is slowly ...

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LETTER: I see no improvement in state of streets

It must be over 15 years since I started trying to make SHDC aware of the dire state of the some of the Streets of Spalding! Press releases, photos, information – but I still see no improvement in the rubbish that encompasses Spalding. Still black sacks; green sacks; sacks with uncollected garden waste; fridges waiting on the pavements, not collected ...

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LETTER: Oddfellows offers support

Through a recent survey, we sadly discovered that it’s not uncommon for people who’ve lost a partner to also lose contact with friends. At a time when friends are needed most, people are left feeling even more isolated. Over 40 per cent of people questioned felt that others didn’t know what to say, while another third felt isolated after their ...

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LETTER: Invite Coun Taylor to withdraw comments

I read with great interest an article in your publication dated 27/6/19 about action taken by SHDC with regards to anti-social behaviour and, in particular, comments made by Coun Taylor in his capacity as portfolio holder for communities and facilities, in which he states “we are working hard to crack down on anti-social behaviour within South Holland and are committed….” ...

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LETTERS – Saddened to see trees cut back

I was saddened today as I walked past the old nurses’ home on Priory Road, Spalding. The trees and bushes for some reason have been chopped at a time when birds are nesting and feeding their young. Other creatures such as hedgehogs will have lost their foraging and shelter areas. Our wild birds and creatures are disappearing at an alarming ...

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LETTERS – Let’s praise our NHS services

Let’s praise our NHS services when we can. Increasingly we seem to read in the media about all the things that people suggest are wrong with our NHS service, whether it’s the quality of service, shortage of nurses or car parking charges. Maybe my experiences are different to others, but I would much prefer to hear about all the good ...

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LETTERS – Appalled and embarrassed by behaviour

As a British citizen I am appalled and embarrassed by the childish and boorish demonstration recently carried out by some of the new MEPs at the European Parliament. Perhaps I should not be too surprised however when one considers that they represent a party completely devoid of policies, financed from unknown and dubious sources, elected by promises and slogans bereft ...

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LETTERS – Brexit is a bad idea

I admire Craig Jackson (VMail, July 4) for his dogged determination to promote Brexit, even though Brexit is a mess and nothing good can come from it. However, Craig is wrong when he says “Let’s be crystal clear, we voted to leave the EU and take back control” of our laws, borders and economy. The reality is the UK doesn’t ...

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