Poor choice of presenter

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From: BGA Buckle, Alexandra Road, Balby, Doncaster.

FOR maybe the first time ever, I agree with every word written by Tom Richmond (Yorkshire Post, July 15).

I am alluding to his condemnation of the BBC on their choice of Gary Lineker to present the very moving tribute to one of my top five sportsmen of all time – Seve Ballesteros.

I was among the very lucky ones to watch Seve from day one of his march through the ranks of top quality golfers produced on both sides of the Atlantic.

He was a shining beacon to all young golfers from all backgrounds trying to progress in what was still a very class-ridden sport.

Mr Lineker, on the other hand, has trod the usual mercenary path taken by lots of his contemporaries, and should never have been allowed to further feather his own nest.

Ill wind for our industries

From: David F Chambers, Sladeburn Drive, Northallerton.

POLITICS is the art of the possible, yet Chris Huhne, the Climate Change Secretary, seeks to reduce Britain’s emissions of CO2 by at least 50 per cent by 2025.

This is not possible, unless of course virtually all our existing industry was obliged to scale back, close down or emigrate, meaning no more emissions from factories and much less demand for power.

What jobs remained would be in the extension and maintenance of the wind power industry.

And that would be unthinkable, and could only be brought about by the Government progressively raising energy changes and awarding major contracts, eg. trains, to overseas makers, say Siemens of Germany, instead of say, Bombardier.

I expect Mr Huhne simply miscalculated.