Readers’ letters - October 28

A worker is concerned over the proposals to change Sunday trading laws. See letter
A worker is concerned over the proposals to change Sunday trading laws. See letter

Don’t change our Sundays

I am aware that the Government intends changing the law to give local authorities the power to change Sunday Trading hours in their local area.

As a shop worker at a large retailer, I am very concerned about these proposals and how they will affect me, my colleagues and our local community.

I am worried that these proposals are a deliberate attempt to deregulate Sunday trading by the back door.

As a shop worker, it will mean I and my work colleagues will come under pressure to work longer hours, meaning I will have less time to spend with family and friends.

I hope that you will agree with me that, at the moment, the Sunday Trading Act works well for everyone because retailers can trade, customers can shop, shop workers like me can work; whilst Sunday remains a special day, different to other days, and importantly I am able to spend 
some time with my family.

I would urge readers who share my concerns to join me in lobbying our local MP to vote against these proposals.


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Expensive and outdated

Despite the fact that most people would prefer to be governed by their own democratically elected government, the EU never stops its self-promotional machine, spending at least £500m a year extolling its virtues.

Now that the “in/out” referendum campaigns have started, they are aiming their propaganda at our farmers, forcing them to display permanent bill boards publicising that they have received EU grants, so that they can be seen by the public, and if they refuse they will have the money clawed back.

As the UK is a net contributor to this outlandishly expensive club, it is our own taxpayers’ money coming back as part of our rebate and we are then told by the EU what we can spend it on (even if we don’t want or need it).

This is just another example of how the EU is becoming more undemocratic in their desperate battle to keep us shackled to the European project, along with most of our political leaders – including PM David Cameron.

If we were not EU members, we would be able to provide our farmers and other industries with grants, without the need to display signs. It is definitely time we voted to leave this expensive and outdated institution.

Philip Griffiths,

North West President, UKIP (UK Independence Party)

It’s idiotic to leave the EU

It would be idiotic for Britain to leave the EU because, on leaving the EU, all the exports leaving Britain to enter Europe would have to have import duty paid on every item.

Therefore Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Ford Motors, General Motors,Tata Motors,Hitachi Trains, Bombardier Trains, Siemens Turbines, are just the main companies that would relocate to eastern Europe where labour is available.

This would be disastrous to the British way of life, with millions out of work.

Ronald Hardy via email

Far too early

I’m absolutely dreading the Christmas adverts by all the major companies getting ready to invade our TV screens. Please, am I the only one who wishes they’d leave all their Christmas TV adverts until the month of December?

I wouldn’t have any problems with that.

Even my TV is getting very worried and is experiencing ‘channel-hopping anxiety’, as it is only a matter of time before these intrusive Christmas adverts start.

And at the same time as Halloween!

Trick or Treat?

Help Me... Please!

Darryl Ashton via email