MP was acting in national interest to oppose the aid Bill

From: James Hinchliffe, Beck Lane, Bingley.

i FOUND your political editor Adrian Pearson’s article (The Yorkshire Post, December 6) a little demeaning of the efforts of some Tory MPs to prevent the Bill re overseas aid being enshrined in law.

The “small number of Conservatives” and “trying to scupper the Bill” were phrases which, to my mind, indicated the writer’s bias against what is correct and accepted Parliamentary procedure; I only hope that their efforts will prevent the passing of the Bill and I hope that your political editor will keep your readers informed of progress.

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It is to the credit of this “small number” that they saw fit to try and “scupper” the Bill and indicates that, once again, the immensely sensible Philip Davies MP has his finger on the pulse of a large number of his constituents – more power to his elbow.

I was a little surprised at the use of the phrases such as “moral obligation” and “to reduce the threat of Islam extremism in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan” in your Editorial. Surely history has taught us , and time will re-enforce the fact, that any attempt to impose our form of democracy on any country, least of all in the Middle East, is doomed to failure?

Labour’s Mary Creagh tells us that it “is in Britain’s national interest”. Philip Davies is concerned for our “national interest” when he states that “it is the taking of money from the poor people in rich countries and giving it to the rich in poor countries”. There never was a more apposite statement made.

While we still have hundreds of our nationals having to sleep rough and the Trussell Trust begging for food for our poor people, surely this is where Britain’s national interest lies?

Philip Davies has more gumption, and work experience, than all our current Bullingdon Club-driven coalition government put together and all David Cameron is doing is driving voters into the arms of the objectionable Ed Miliband and, heaven forbid, Nigel Farage.

From: Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon.

SHADOW Chancellor Ed Balls can promise all he wants should Labour return to power (The Yorkshire Post, December 5), but who in their right mind would ever want this dreadful man to have anything to do with a future Government?

The country has started to stabilise following the disastrous legacy left by Ed Balls and his party in 2010. Surely we don’t want to go back to the Labour dark ages once more?