Hamza tragedy a sorry affair

From: Barry Foster, Manor Cottages, High Stakesby, Whitby.

WHAT harrowing reading, the accounts of the recent things and reports about young Hamza Khan in Bradford (Yorkshire Post, November 14).

However let there be no doubt before blame starts his mother is the one to blame for his death. What on earth was she doing? Even the father should bear some of the responsibility. Nothing would have stopped me from seeing my child.

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The main problem with those in authority seems to have been no-one talked to each other and shared information. No wonder he went through the net. The problem with social work and some aspects of caring today is there is too much emphasis on human rights and not enough on action and on many occasions lack of life and human experience.

As for the official report and anyone else involved in this human tragedy, not one person or any department has said that they are sorry. Is that too much to ask?

Honours appear far from even

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

I HAVE often wondered about the awarding of certain medals and honours to so-called deserving recipients and how they were selected following Tom Richmond’s comments about a possible knighthood for David Beckham for “services to himself” (Yorkshire Post, November 16).

Is it a case of can you ride a cycle, or can you manage a football team, or have you been a high ranking civil servant?

It doesn’t seem to be have you been a good citizen and helped others? Oh no! Those people get an OBE or an MBE or maybe a BEM, all of which refer to the non-existent British Empire. The whole system seems to me to be a shambles. I may be persuaded to change my mind if I was offered one of course.

Chilling tales

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

EVERYBODY likes to be informed about potential bad weather, and it is good for vulnerable people in particular to be fully prepared.

However, I do think there are some sections of the media who act irresponsibly in over-egging the pudding, ie going over the top with their predictions of what the “big freeze” might bring.

So I suggest people ignore the tabloid headlines, but stick to the Met Office forecasts and your own reports.