Charles right to take the lead

Have your say

From: Phyllis Capstick, Hellifield, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

SO Phil Smith (Yorkshire Post, August 17) thinks that politicians have always run this country of ours, for the benefit of its people, and not in any way for the benefit of themselves and their cronies.

Prince Charles, as next in line to the throne, has every right to make his views known.

I believe he speaks from his heart, and not his pocket, on issues that concern us all.

He is exactly what this country needs. Someone with no vested interest, who genuinely cares enough to speak the truth, and not some politically correct jargon.


From: Don Burslam, Elm Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Your photograph of a soldiers’ graduation in Harrogate (Yorkshire Post, August 16) perfectly captured the sterling qualities – dedication, loyalty and patriotism – of these young people. All credit to Gary Longbottom for so astutely securing this inspiring photo.

Wider struggle

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

WHY is the emphasis always on those with children who are struggling to manage(Yorkshire Post, August 19)? For let’s not forget that a couple on benefit gets more for their children than they do for themselves.

By all means it is the job of society to look after the most unfortunate.

But please don’t assume that it is those with children who are suffering the most, especially as they have made a lifestyle choice to have those children in the first place.

Jobs shame

From: Max Nottingham, St Faith’s Street, Lincoln.

UNDER the coalition we are fast becoming a bosses’ paradise. Young people working for nothing, and others working on zero hours contracts. The Government should bury its head in shame.