State borrowing keeps rising

From: Ed Jacobs, Granby Place, Leeds.

IN 2010, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published figures showing that in the second quarter of 2010, the last quarter for which Labour were in government, GDP rose by 1.1 per cent. We now learn that we are on the road to a triple dip recession with growth for the fourth quarter of 2012 contracting by 0.3 per cent.

Meanwhile, the ONS has stated quite clearly that public sector net borrowing rose to £15.4bn in December – £600m higher than in the same month in 2011. The figures take total borrowing so far this financial year to £106.5bn – £7.2bn higher than in the same period in 2011.

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For Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, my question remains very simple – where did it all go so wrong?

Bridge too far for elderly

From: Peter Shearman, Newfield Avenue, Moorends, South Yorkshire.

YOUR article (Yorkshire Post, January 30) stated that a footbridge is being built at Thorne South Railway station to enable elderly and disabled passengers to get across from one platform to the other.

If the said passengers cannot cross the tracks which have “fillings” between them to make them flat and level, how are the disabled and elderly going to manage a bridge?

Shame on them for NHS cuts

From: Mrs DE Clay, Oxford Crescent, Clayton, Bradford.

A RELATIVE has recently been discharged from Calderdale Royal Hospital just two days after a hip replacement operation. The patient is having to use an awkward staircase in their own home after practising at the hospital for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Shame on the Government for their cuts in the NHS and shame on the Calderdale MPs for not doing more to help the constituents in their area with a better health service.