LETTER: Mistaken in conclusion over article

In reference to Mr Meekings letter (Voice February 20) I am afraid that he is mistaken in his conclusion that I had not read or had misunderstood the FullFact/Eurostat article to which he refers. As I said in my original response it is very easy to garner a few facts from statistics to support a chosen viewpoint. It would seem ...

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LETTERS – Let me address concerns

Alan Hammersley and Charles Acland (VMail, 13 February) question evidence I mentioned in my earlier letter (VMail, 6 February) about where Lincolnshire currently stands in economic and health terms. So, let me address their concerns. First, Alan Hammersley says: “My source is fullfact (sic)”. In contrast, the sources I quoted were “FullFact and Eurostat”. So, I can only conclude that ...

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LETTERS – We’re only leaving the EU, not friends

I find it odd that Mr Meekings (Voice February 13) in quoting Mr Sloan (Voice February 6) seems to think that we are leaving our ‘closest friends and neighbours’. I was under the impression that we were only leaving the EU. I am certain that the ballot paper I voted with asked me if I wanted to stay or leave ...

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LETTERS – Don’t crash the car industry

The government must take back control and support the automotive sector if plans announced on Tuesday, February 4 to phase out diesel, petrol and hybrid vehicles by 2035 are to be successful, Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has warned. Unite said that without an integrated industrial strategy to deliver joined up, government led intervention on a range of ...

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LETTER: Racism is a fundamental problem here

Charming exclamation overheard in a Spalding shop as a local “customer” stormed out. “Are we just catering for our foreign ‘friends’ now? I’m not drinking any of this f***ing foreign s**t.” Anyone who thinks this individual’s racism and foul language acceptable might further ponder the fact that he declared he was looking for a brand of alcohol which heralds from ...

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LETTER: Just ask local opinion

Is it me? After watching Look North in the past week which included an interview with Coun Richard Davies at the Lincoln Bypass, he stated the general public should have less input in planning projects in future and fewer opportunities for opposition to these going forward. I now read in an article in The Voice (February 6) that Lincolnshire County ...

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LETTER: Town is an absolute disgrace

I am writing to you regarding your article in the Voice on January 30 “What should be done to make Spalding great again?” Firstly Spalding need a damn good clean up. The town is an absolute disgrace! The rubbish in our streets and surrounding areas are monstrous. Litter, food, mattresses, electrical goods, sheer junk, everywhere in town. We are all ...

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LETTER: Looking for branches of Barton family

I am currently doing my family tree and I’m looking for branches of the Barton family, particularly those that lived in Commercial Road and Double Street in Spalding in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I have chunks of the family history missing due to family splits and would love to hear from anyone connected. I would appreciate any help ...

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LETTER: Data is highly selective

In reply to the letter “What benefits for our country?” (February 6) I feel that the data being used to support this claim is highly selective. The data used is from a poster produced by the Inequality Briefing website in 2014. This website used EU data on GDP per person and adjusted that for the price differences between countries. GDP ...

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LETTER: Wait and see how MPs respond

I Sloan (Voice, Feb 6) says: “The modern isolationism of an America led by an unstable president, an increasing militant Russia and an emerging China with great territorial ambitions means that now is not the time when we should be breaking away from our closest friends and neighbours for reasons which are clouded, dubious and possibly corrupt.” I completely agree ...

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LETTER: Where can we verify statement?

Concerning Alan Meekings’ letter on Thursday, February 6. Regarding his statement that it’s a little known fact that life expectancy in general and disability-free life expectancy beyond the age of 65 years in particular, has declined in Lincolnshire since Conservative austerity was introduced in 2010, I was not aware of this fact and find it difficult to believe. In the ...

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LETTER: Forward thinking – but expensive

How forward thinking of SHDC to install electric charging points. As an electric van owner it’s very much appreciated, an asset to the well being of a dynamic enterprising town. The only criticism I have is of the overall pricing of the process. We have driven extensively across the UK from Scotland down to Devon; as a consequence we have ...

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LETTER – What benefits for our county?

Lincolnshire is one of the three poorest parts of Northern Europe as measured in economic terms. Indeed, Lincolnshire currently stands third bottom in the league table of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as adjusted for local purchasing power across comparable Northern European areas, currently standing just above Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and West Wales and The Valleys. In stark ...

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LETTERS – Sad day for unity with Europe

January 31 was a sad day for those who believe in unity with the rest of Europe. The modern isolationism of an America led by an unstable president, an increasing militant Russia and an emerging China with great territorial ambitions means that now is not the time when we should be breaking away from our closest friends and neighbours for ...

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LETTERS – Thank you for helping

Please say thank you to the young man that came to help me when my spare tyre fell from my car on High Bridge on Wednesday. I don’t know what I would have done without his help. I was so very grateful but sorry I did not get his name. Josephine Haslamvia email

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LETTERS – I do not hate Europeans

In response to Matt Waine’s letter headed “I am European”. We are all still European, if he cared to look at a map of the continents he will see Great Britain is in the continent of Europe. I voted to leave the money-grabbing EU, I do not hate European people, as for his comment about democracy, he should look that ...

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LETTERS – Practices what he preaches

I read the article by John Hayes in your recent edition with much gladness. I am grateful that even though our MP has strong convictions – backing Brexit from the outset – he recognises the need for our nation to unite and come together if we are to move forward as one. He is also spot on to champion our ...

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LETTER: Thanks for generous donations

The firefighters and cadets at Spalding Fire Station would like to say thank you to the people of Spalding who gave so generously to The Firefighters’ Charity when we accompanied Santa with his visit to the town just before Christmas. We made six collections between December 12 and December 23 and raised a total of £1,509.87. Phil Marriott Spalding Fire ...

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LETTER: I am European

This coming Friday, along with millions of other British people, I will be stripped of my EU citizenship against my will, despite having done nothing wrong. This situation has come about as a result of breaches of electoral law and data protection laws by the Leave Campaign together with their unprecedented industrial scale deceit and dishonesty. Nothing demonstrates this dishonesty ...

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LETTER: Thanks for supporting Santa run

Spalding Lions would like to say a big thank you to everyone and to the residents of the villages that we recently visited with Santa. We have had one of the most successful years of raising money and it would not be so without your kind donations. We would also like to say thank you to Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s supermarkets ...

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