Police priorities are out of kilter

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From: Barry Geldard, Hebden Bridge.

FORMER police officer GP Taylor, who is hoping to fill the new post of Police Commissioner for North Yorkshire (Yorkshire Post, January 28) states that, if appointed, he would move away from police forces pursuing motorists.

I am reminded of a conversation with a disillusioned ex-policeman a few years ago. When training as a young recruit, his sergeant stressed: “Always remember that the motorist is your bread and butter. Furthermore, almost every vehicle will have a fault. It’s just a matter of finding it.”

Priorities out of kilter?

Lab hair error

From: Janet McCulloch, Grosvenor Crescent, Warmsworth, Doncaster.

I WAS pleased to see that the pupils at Leeds Grammar school had done so well in their GCSEs (Yorkshire Post, January 27).

I was, however, rather concerned to see that although they were wearing lab coats and goggles for safety near the bunsen burner, the girls did not have their hair tied back. I am tempted to say that in my day we would not have been allowed to be in the lab with long hair loose like that.

Misplaced aid

From: Phil Hanson, Beechmount Close, Baildon, Shipley.

WHAT kind of logic, morals and ethics has Britain on overseas aid (Yorkshire Post, February 2)?

India, a prosperous nation, owners of our steel and major car makers, developing nuclear weapons, space shots to the moon and what are we doing? Sending them lots of aid and selling them military jets?

Come on, stop sending them our cash and stop selling them arms. Surely we would be better off and the Indians may even start to look after themselves?

Cold reality

From: Tim Mickleburg h , Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

WE are still in early February, which is certainly part of the winter season. So why the apparent shock that we might see some severe wintry weather, including both ice and snow?