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LETTER: Politicians all have their snouts in the trough

Good old Jeremy Corbyn - bring down the capitalist government and instil another capitalist government - ie the Labour Party.

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LETTER: We must take action

LETTER: We must take action

I wrote a letter in last week’s newspaper (It’s time to crush them, June 1), which you kindly printed, saying that, in my view, the security authorities should not just be keeping terrorist suspects under surveillance they should get in first and throw them out of the country before they get chance to carry out an attack. But they won’t for fear of being called racist or infringing their ‘human rights’ or any other excuse. Alas, we saw, on Saturday night another terrorist attack in London, leaving six innocent people dead and 46 seriously injured and, as I am writing this, on Sunday morning they have not identified the suspects who the police shot dead, but I am sure it will come out that they were known to the authorities and were under surveillance. How many more terrorist attacks must we suffer in this country before these people are stopped once and for all? As far as I am concerned once these people start attacking us they have lost all their ‘human rights’.

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LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

LETTER: We are facing a health ticking time bomb

Prevention is better than a cure and this is especially true when it comes to public health spending in the UK.

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Are you burying your head in the sand when it comes to your finances?

LETTER: NHS is facing pay crisis

When the Government dealt nursing staff another real-terms pay cut earlier this month, the Royal College of Nursing decided to ask all 270,000 of its members working in the NHS, including 16,000 in the East Midlands, how they want to respond.

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LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

LETTER: How long will the EU last without us?

I know I’m not the first Englishman to think this but just who do Angela Merkel and her pals in Brussels think they are, asking us to pay billions of pounds to leave the European Union?

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LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

LETTER: Time to deal with terrorists effectively

We will never deal effectively with convicted terrorists until we as a society provide an adequate deterrent.

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LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

LETTER: It’s time to crush the terrorists

Am I missing something? After the terrible attack at Manchester Arena we now learn, in the national media, that the suicide bomber was known to the authorities and CCTV footage shows him going into the building with something that looked like a bomb.

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LETTER: Throw terror suspects out of the country

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: school meals - all the evidence shows it helps

LETTER: school meals - all the evidence shows it helps

I would like to publicly ask the Conservative candidate at this election in Derbyshire Dales, Sir Patrick McLoughlin if he will vote in favour of denying kids in reception, year one and year two a hot school lunch if he is elected to the House of Commons on June 8 or if he will commit to the Liberal Democrat plan to extend free school meals to all kids at primary school?

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Sheffield has more than 650 empty council houses.

LETTER: Snitterton fields - Thin end of the wedge

I was dismayed to read that Sainsbury’s had taken down the adverts bought by campaigners against the proposal to build houses on Snitterton fields.

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LETTER: Tougher stance on Brexit is needed

If I was a member of any club, say a golf club or miners’ welfare, which I am not, and I decided to leave I would go to whoever the right person was and say something along the lines of: “I am leaving today and you will get no more subs and your agreements and rules will no longer be accepted by me. You can like it or lump it.”

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LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

A reader’s letter earlier this year gave the impression that grey squirrels are cuddly, friendly and do nothing wrong.

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LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

In a recent letter, Susan Tansley makes the point about our foreign aid and children. Read Susan’s letter here.

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LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

No child should be going hungry in the United Kingdom these days.
It’s a disgrace that we are more concerned about sending aid to other countries yet don’t have a solution to assure we feed our own first.

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LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

The General Election beckons soon. Are we right to believe government figures on the economy, employment and unemployment?

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LETTER: Voters need to keep an eye on politicians

I voted ‘leave’ in the EU referendum because many poorer people thought it would benefit them.
Those who live longer will see if it does.
That said, I am truly sick of the word ‘Brexit.’ Should not national broadcasters be persuaded to have ‘Brexit-free days’?
We must keep tabs on Theresa May in case she does a clever U-turn during the negotiations.
In my view, politics is, by definition, a devious business, especially at the top. We must not blame the poor dears who chose the profession.
But voters must keep an eye on them. Don’t get caught as they slip slide away from their non-sacred promises.

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LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

The recent Radio Four Today interview of the Prime Minister by Nick Robinson says it all in my opinion.
Rather than opening with a question to explain the background to her decision to call a snap General Election, Robinson’s first challenge (oft repeated) was of the Prime Minister having performed a ‘U-turn’.
In the months since the UK’s EU referendum in my view he, his BBC colleagues and many re-moaners have grumbled that she has no personal mandate from the electorate, having never fought an election over Brexit.
Now that she is doing just that it seems to be the golden opportunity, for him/them, to do their own U-turn and criticise her for requesting such a mandate.
Robinson also asserted during this interview that it is the role of opposition parties to oppose the government. 
No Mr Robinson, it is not. It is the role of all members of Parliament and indeed all elected representatives in local government to do what is right and in the best interests of the country, including all people irrespective of how they individually voted. This might include opposition, where necessary.

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LETTER: Walks to explore heritage

LETTER: Walks to explore heritage

Following the letter last week from Dr Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation imploring people to keep active I thought your readers might be interested in the walks led by the Peak District Mines Historical Society.

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YOUR VIEW: Is it not better to invest in renewable energy instead of fracking?

YOUR VIEW: Is it not better to invest in renewable energy instead of fracking?

There seems to be an erroneous belief that wind and solar energy cannot be stored. This is not true.

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LETTER: Protect cyclists not diesel drivers

LETTER: Protect cyclists not diesel drivers

I’m pleased to see that Theresa May has pledged to protect diesel-car owners, but I’d much more prefer she pledged to protect cyclists.

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