Readers' letters - September 20

Corbyn's not the '˜bully'

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 5:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:34 pm
Using a phone while driving reduces a drivers capability to react to unexpected situations says a correspondent

I keep reading that the Labour party is allowing “bullying” of MPs by Jeremy Corbyn zealots.

Indeed, even Angela Eagle MP has written to her constituents about abusive phone calls she’s had, and how it “breaks her heart” that this kind of behaviour is tolerated within the Labour party now.

Utter nonsense!

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To say Labour is tolerating bullying is like saying football clubs tolerate hooliganism.

She is trying to paint a picture that only Trotsky anarchists support Corbyn and all reasonable, nice Labour supporters support her or Owen Smith.

But what more can Corbyn do?

He constantly calls for debate to be calm and he leads by example.

He has acted with exemplary dignity while so many Labour MPs have resorted to attacking him and undermining him in any way they can.

He has even praised the talents of his leadership rival, Smith.

Smith, on the other hand, makes snide insinuations about Corbyn, saying he is unelectable but without saying why, saying he’s harking back to the 70s but not saying how.

Smith repeatedly asks Corbyn to confirm that he voted to Remain, saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if he voted to Leave (despite campaigning with JC for Remain).

That’s nasty behaviour in my opinion.


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Put kettle on for cause

I am writing to ask your readers to roll out their best bakes to support people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action’s Tea Break will see hundreds of people coming together on Friday, October 21, to raise funds for the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.

There are 68,000 people living with epilepsy in the North West.

Every cup of tea shared and slice of cake bought will raise vital funds for the charity’s life-changing work.

The funds raised could help support Epilepsy Action’s network of Coffee and Chat groups.

Offering support, these groups can be real lifeline to people living with epilepsy. Everyone who signs up gets a handy toolkit, containing everything you need to make your day a success.

Visit or call the fundraising events team on 0113 210 8824.

For more information, call the Epilepsy Action Helpline on freephone 0808 800 5050.

Carl Foster

Fundraising events officer, Epilepsy Action


Use British technology

The Hinkley Point Power Station should be built using British technology, not technology from France or China. Go to and sign a petition created on September 16, titled Hinkley Point Power Station.


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A second to change a life

It is a proven fact that using a mobile phone whilst driving reduces one’s capability to react to sudden, and often critical, situations.

Remember it only takes a few seconds to change someone’s life forever, including your own.

Karen Jones via email