Readers' letters

PM doesn't convince me

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 3:06 pm
One reader questions why French steel is being used for nuclear submarines rather than British? See letter

Mother Theresa, our unelected PM, claims the Tories are the party for the workers.

In that case, I suggest someone takes her on a guided tour of the UK and shows her where our industry was before the Tories destroyed it.

At the same time they should point out the food banks which more are relying on, increasing homelessness, millions on bedroom tax, benefit sanctions, zero hours contracts, cities destroyed by mass migration to keep wages/inflation low with more on benefits. They need to explain why Thatcher took employment rights away for unfair dismissal and why Major scrapped the wages council, putting pay as low as £2 an hour for adults. Same old Tory trash.

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G. Ellison

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Madame May lets down UK

Congratulations to Madame le May for using French instead of British steel in our new nuclear submarines.

I did not know she represents the constituency of Paris Left Bank.

Steelworks are being allowed to close, yet her Government proclaims her party is for the working class.

She can support those who are out of work by reopening the closed steelworks.

Eddie Peart

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Staffing solution

Regarding NHS “couldn’t cope without EU staff,” surely there are retired nurses out there, male and female, that would like the opportunity to have a part-time job at Wigan infirmary, or has it never been tried before?

J Mayer



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