From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.
I WAS amazed to read that our MP, Yvette Cooper, is proposing that we invite 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in our already severely overcrowded country.
Her statement is particularly disturbing as one day she may become the Prime Minister of the UK.
Her ill-considered remark shows that she is completely out of touch with the views of ordinary UK citizens who are by enlarge heartily sick and tired of Britain providing refuge for immigrants from all over the world.
We cannot afford to pay our pensioners a decent state pension. Increasing the number people coming to live in the UK is lunacy of the first order and we need tell politicians of all political persuasions that this place is full and we cannot accommodate any more.
From: Dai Woosnam, Woodrow Park, Grimsby.
ONE does not need to have Dr Sigmund Freud working overtime in one’s subconscious, to realise why Angela Merkel has made her naively disastrous mistake.
Guilt. Like all her German generation of baby boomers, she is ashamed of her parents’ generation, and wants her country to be seen as the antithesis of the Third Reich.
Having caused more refugees than any nation in history in 1945, she now wants Germany seen as a place of refuge. Well, she has made her bed. But we must ensure we keep well out of it. As Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You do not strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.”
Corbyn offers hope at last
From: Rick Sumner, Cliff Road, Hornsea.
I MUST write to express my pleasure on reading GP Taylor’s article on Jeremy Corbyn (The Yorkshire Post, September 2). I agreed with just about everything he wrote regarding the Labour party.
My own experience was, having been a party member for many years, some of them as a constituency chair, that Tony Blair totally destroyed the party. It ceased being the representative of working people and became Tory Party 2.
The possibilty of Jeremy Corbyn winning this election has given me hope that perhaps we, the working classes, can regain our party from the present middle class, Home Counties people who have gained control.
From: Nigel Boddy, Fife Road, Darlington.
THE Labour leadership election is taking on the character of an Ealing Comedy. The mischief was caused by an abandonment of a long-time rule which prevented new members from voting in selection contests until they’d been a member for a year.
If Labour bring back the rule, all the problems go away. Harriet Harman is acting leader. If she takes the decision to stay on another year and re-run the election in 12 months time, then all the problems simply vanish.
She has, let’s face it, boxed David Cameron’s ears at every Prime Minister’s Questions since she took over as acting leader.
The party and the affiliated organisations have just successfully gathered in a fortune in new membership subscriptions and valuable potential fresh new member data. This has been a great opportunity of them all to grow.
Does Ms Harman want to leave the leadership with the party in a stronger or a weaker position then when she took over? The choice is hers.
Folly of losing coal power
From: Nigel Pearson, Leeds.
IT is hard to know what to say about the planned closure of Eggborough power station – without using language which would be deemed quite unsuitable for publication in a respectable newspaper (The Yorkshire Post, September 3).
These installations could, with normal maintenance, provide many more years of efficient power generation – something which cannot be said for the nearly useless (but very expensive) “green” alternatives our deluded politicians have been led to favour by misleading activist propaganda.
So, thanks to their gullibility in falling for the twin activist myths of “evil carbon dioxide” and “man-made global warming”, we are taking another major step towards a completely unnecessary energy crisis.
Meanwhile other more sensible countries such as Germany, China, India and Japan are building coal-fired power stations in large numbers to ensure that they enjoy full energy security in the future while we struggle with power cuts and rationing. I cannot imagine what future historians will make of this monumental folly.
Supporters’ long trek
From: David Treacher, Hull.
WHEN there is a derby in a cup final with teams from the North of England, be it rugby or football, why do the teams and spectators travel to the south of England to play? Like when Leeds Rhinos played Hull Kingston Rovers in the Challenge Cup last Saturday.
Why can’t such games take place on a ground in the north of England? It would be easier for both teams and for the spectators.