Successful con of wind power

From: Bill Marsh, Beadle Garth, Copmanthorpe, York, North Yorkshire.

ISN’T it heartening to know 
that our tax monies are being 
so well spent? I’ve passed the wind farm on the A59 several times this month and on every occasion not a single blade has been turning.

Well, they wouldn’t, would they?

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We don’t get winds when 
it’s as warm as this and we 
don’t get wind when it’s f
reezing cold – both times when large amounts of electricity are needed.

This must be one of the 
most successful con tricks 
ever foisted on the general 

Bring on the hosepipe ban

From: David Davies, Burgess Road, Brigg.

I AM eagerly awaiting the 
first hosepipe ban – it cannot 
be very far away now. What 
about spending the £50bn earmarked for the HS2 rail 
project on the National 
Water Grid instead?

I only asked...

No action on sugar content

From: David Bentley, Pickering.

THIS is an email sent to the 
Co-op a year ago: “For some months now I have noticed 
that virtually all cereal offers 
only include added sugar items. At a time when obesity is a serious problem, this does not seem to be a good marketing practice.”

I received a polite reply, 
but no action has been taken, since exactly the same applies today.

Killing in the name of religion

From: Rick Sumner, Cliff Road, Hornsea.

I AGREE with David Quarrie’s letter on “Utopian world 
without religion” (Yorkshire Post, July 16). Given that three of the largest religions in the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, share the same Ten Commandments, I find it impossible to understand how this trio can justify the fact that they have spent over a thousand years killing each other to prove whose version of “Thou shalt not kill” is the correct one.