Readers' letters - July 7

Step forward Mr Corbyn

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 11:35 am
Updated Thursday, 7th July 2016, 12:37 pm
Chris Evans has quit the new Top Gear  a reader says the answer is to bring back the original team. See letter

I agree with the letter from Jane in Wednesday’s Wigan Evening Post, there is too much of a blame game going on post-Brexit (WEP July 6).

The young are blaming the old, many Labour MPs are blaming Jeremy Corbyn, and I’m blaming the Welsh for not knowing better!

Now Scotland will be demanding another referendum on its own independence and we are being told the EU will play hardball with the UK over the terms of “leaving”.

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And those who have spearheaded the Brexit campaign have shut themselves away, probably cowering under their duvets and sucking their thumbs, while the rest of us are left to pick up the pieces.

We need to be calm in the months ahead and must take our time as we try and disentangle ourselves from this farcical mess.

And who better to do that than a politician with more integrity in his little finger than half of the Labour MPs put together?

Step forward Mr Corbyn, your time has come!

Harry Francis,



No need for sugar tax

In the next couple of months, we’re expecting to hear more from the Government over its plans for tackling childhood obesity.

Obesity is a serious issue, but a sugar tax is just too simplistic. It will make no difference to obesity.

According to experts, there are 108 different factors which contribute to obesity. This does not seem to make any difference to health campaigners who see a sugar tax as a magical solution.

Last year, a major study by Cornell University in the US showed that sugar makes no difference to the body mass index for 95 per cent of the population.

The study showed that the only people who gained weight through sugar were either chronically underweight or morbidly obese.

Everyone else in between added no weight on.

It’s time for health campaigners to leave families alone. Parents know best what to feed their children. We don’t need the nanny state interfering with what we choose to eat and drink.

Brook Whelan

Chief Executive, People against Sugar Tax


Wimbledon annoyance

Here we are again in the middle of Wimbledon tennis season. A joy to behold, especially with new British players taking part and, of course, Andy.

But will the organisers please stop inviting these two American previous winners to commentate. They must have more breathing holes in their bodies than we have because they don’t stop talking. They emit verbal diarrhoea all the time. Please return McEnroe and Austin to the care of Barack Obama. Peace will be restored.

Dan’s abode via email


Can’t copy TV show’s magic

Top Gear flop shock, Chris ‘square peg round hole’ Evans quits show.

Solution: Be brave, be heroes, eat humble pie, mend bridges and get the people who really knew what they were doing back. No one, not even the BBC, can replicate the magic of a one-off phenomenon.

Joe Dawson,

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