May 13: The Ed stone would be ideal adornment for Balls’s garden

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From: Alan Chapman, Beck Lane, Bingley.

FOLLOWING the swift demise of Ed Miliband, the question immediately arises what should he do with his 8-foot stone plinth? I circulated by text message to many friends for assistance on his behalf asking could they help with any suggestion of what to do with a second hand large slab of stone slightly defaced?

I received several answers rather quickly, but only one is printable in a newspaper of The Yorkshire Post’s standing. The special monument to socialism would be most appropriate in the garden of Ed Balls, as he is currently on gardening leave.

What a splendid idea!

From: Graham Davies, Malton, North Yorkshire.

ALEX Salmond’s comment on the election was that the Scottish lion has roared. I think that was a lioness in fact, Alex. While I am not a supporter of the SNP, I think it is self-evident that Nicola Sturgeon has been the outstanding politician of this election. She demonstrates an intelligent, articulate and passionate approach without resort to the smug, cynical, and often personal attacks of Salmond’s performances.

Perhaps this success is entirely owing to her talent, but maybe the similarly impressive performances of Ruth Davidson, Caroline Lucas and Leanne Wood suggest that the electorate is welcoming the articulate dialogue that women are bringing to the debate rather than yah boo politics.

From: Nigel Boddy, Fife Road, Darlington.

IS it a mere coincidence that all those parties offering a referendum on our continued membership of the EU did better in English constituencies than they had in the past?

From: Nigel Bywater, Oak Grove, Morley, Leeds.

I HOPE that I can predict David Cameron’s first broken promise. In January this year he said “a majority Conservative government would change the law so that workers in ‘essential’ public services would only be able to strike if 40 per cent of eligible union members vote in favour of industrial action”.

I’m not sure why he thinks public sector workers should be treated differently from other workers.

No one takes the action of striking lightly. How has he got the cheek to bring in laws 
that limit my right to strike, while the Conservatives were elected with 36.9 per cent of the votes cast?