YP Letters: '˜Strong and stable' austerity is all that awaits after Brexit

From: Ken Cooke, Ilkley.

Can the Tories be trusted with social care?

I FULLY endorse John Cole’s view (The Yorkshire Post, May 17) that the Brexit vote was bought by ‘big money’.

Their agenda is to neutralise EU policies on finance, working conditions and social equity.

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It is now becoming clear that the Tory slogan ‘strong and stable’ can only mean a continuing ‘strong and stable austerity’. And pensioners too are in the firing line.

If you are one of the 16 million who voted ‘Remain’ or one of Britain’s 12 million pensioners, you form part of a clear majority and you should not be voting Conservative in the election.

From: Chris Giddings, Halifax.

IN his column (The Yorkshire Post, May 23), Tom Richmond uses the word ‘farce’ when he describes the wish of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn not to take part in a televised debate.

Perhaps he, and others of his ilk, should realise that politics is a serious business relating to the lives of millions of people in this country. Why, therefore, must we adopt systems from the US and France which turn their election campaigns into a media circus?

I feel that not only does it denigrate our democracy but also turns away people who would otherwise use their vote. The media does not (or should not) dictate what we, the electorate, want.

From: Tom Howley, Wetherby.

BERNARD Ingham says that the infamous Margaret Thatcher statement that ‘there is no such thing as society’ was ‘ludicrously misinterpreted (The Yorkshire Post, May 25). It is difficult to misinterpret “there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women. People must look after themselves first”.

In short, Sir Bernard, the saintly Mrs Thatcher was saying: “I’ve got a wealthy husband, a good pension to look forward to, why should I worry about the poor, the sick and the homeless?”

From: Don Wood, Howden.

IN response to Jonathan Hill (The Yorkshire Post, May 26), he will still be able to live, study and work in the EU after we have left this German-led dictatorship. We just will not be governed by them. That was what the referendum was about – who governs Britain?

From: Arthur Quarmby, Mill Moor Road, Meltham.

WHAT a pity that Mrs May called this unnecessary election because, in so doing, she seems to have reunited the Labour Party.