I READ Sir Keir Starmer is ‘‘at it again’’. This time telling us all he would give the nurses a fair pay rise, yet without mentioning what that would be (The Yorkshire Post, March 15).
This man could never ever sell me anything, he’s the ‘‘Arthur Daley’’ of the political scene having proven his worth since taking over from Jeremy Corbyn. As an ex-Labour voter, in my opinion his rating is zero.
I, and thousands of other former Labour voters, will never ever forget the treatment meted out to us by that man and his colleagues during Brexit. As for him ever becoming PM? He’s no chance. Captain Hindsight? You bet.
From: Jacquelyn Williams, Kings Mount, Leeds.
I AGREE with the sentiment expressed in Sir Keir Starmer’s article regarding the paltry pay rise recently offered to nursing staff by this Government.
It was disappointing, however, that he failed to address the wider crisis in staff vacancies (estimated to be 36,000 nurses in March 2020) and did not mention the loss of experienced EU nurses due to Brexit. I’m sure EU countries will welcome the return of their nurses and other health professionals, but I fear we in this country are poorer without them.
From: Peter Rickaby, West Park, Selby.
SIR Keir Starmer, Labour’s latest Champagne leader, not once in his article (The Yorkshire Post, March 15) made any reference as to how his huge monetary rewards would be financed.
Investment, productivity, prudent expenditure totally ignored, nothing changes within this weak shallow political party.
From: Gordon Lawrence, Stumperlowe View, Sheffield.
BUDGETS come and Budgets go but Rishi Sunak, in his desperate attempt to save the UK’s economy, has been experimenting in his arboretum with magic money trees.
Despite his setbacks, I believe Rishi will plough on with his tree venture but how else can a Chancellor hope to tackle a £2 trillion debt? Alchemy?
From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.
I’D like the NHS to receive a decent pay rise, but how can this be afforded when so many people in the private sector have seen their wages frozen, or cut, in recent times?
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