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Why should asylum seekers get legal aid?

Dear Editor

Priti Patel will bid to quash the decision by European judges which led to the first Rwanda asylum flight being cancelled at the last moment. The Channel migrants all claim to be asylum seekers so they can get legal aid, but they are predominantly economic migrants. 

If they were genuine asylum seekers they would have claimed ‘safe haven’ in one of the 27 EU countries, not travel through Europe to France and then pay thousands of pounds to be taken on a dinghy across the Channel to the UK. 

Taxpayers want all 28,526 who landed in 2021 and the 11,643 so far this year deported. A simple solution would be to change the law and stop legal aid for asylum seekers. 

The multi-thousands of asylum-chasing lawyers would then have to look elsewhere for their taxpayer-funded fees which support their very comfortable lifestyles.

Clark Cross 

Linlithgow

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Keep up the good work

Dear Editor

I am genuinely horrified to hear about the censorship that has affected TCW’s site. What an outrageous attack on freedom of speech. 

I have managed to unblock the content now. I will consider taking my business away from EE as I don’t appreciate their deciding on my behalf what I should and shouldn’t read. 

I wish to offer my personal thanks and appreciation to you and your team for the excellent content. I very much enjoy reading the articles. I commend you for your courage to tackle topics that other so-called ‘journalists’ are too afraid to discuss.

I wish you and your team every success in the future and hope to see you grow from strength to strength.

Jonathan McLean

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 Name the ultimate pandemic

Dear Editor

I am saddened by the lack of imagination displayed by our ‘elites’ in selecting a terrifying name for the latest pandemic.

If you ladies would permit me, I propose a fun activity during these flat months.

I will offer a donation of £50 to support TCW for the person/s who concoct/s the best name for the ultimate pandemic (so far).

The decision must rest with you as to

a) its allowability

b) its termination date

c) there could be £25 first placed name – maximum kudos – £15 second, £10 third.                      

I ask for a good use of puns, literacy, allusions, historical references.

Judith Maunder

North Yorkshire

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Do Big Pharma fund the Conservative Party?

Dear Editor

I’m finding it increasingly concerning that the health minister refuses to look at data and instead asserts his opinion as though it is fact when data shows the opposite. There are no studies cited in the official guidance given to NHS workers, and when anyone asks Sajid Javid for the evidence, he refuses to present it.

The real concern I have is that the health minister seems to be avoiding all sense of responsibility and with any questions raised, he appears to double down on his position. People did not like Hancock; what he did with care homes was disgraceful. However he has been replaced with someone who has done damage to children in the school setting along with Nadhim Zahawi who was vaccine and schools minister at the time. 

I’m curious to ask the question, just how many donations have gone to the Conservative Party from big pharmaceutical companies?

I find it highly concerning and Incredibly distasteful. 

Lucy Murphy 

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Let’s have a tax strike over Net Zero

Dear Editor

An excellent article on tax in TCW this week. It points out that if the Government is acting fraudulently we, the taxpayers, should refuse to pay some of our taxes which are being used to finance the fraudulent operations. The example described was regarding covid vaccinations. I suggest that climate change is a bigger issue which we can challenge the government on as they are using it to increase taxes on fuel oil and even ban it. There are billions spent on virtually useless wind and solar farms and further billions subsidising their ineffective output. We even pay wind farms subsidies when they have to be stopped in very windy conditions.

 It is feasible that we could start a movement to demand tax rebates for the last 20 (?) years or so to cover the government’s fraudulent taxation to pay for these unnecessary and illegal expenses. And of course there is the EU membership!

Jerry Wraith 

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Why are we letting Europe interfere in our affairs?

Dear Editor

We continue to see the human rights of the majority in the UK being neglected, as illegal immigrants play the system and often beat the Government hands-down, because our Supreme Court is not supreme. 

Consequently UK human rights lawyers have continued to cite ECHR rulings such as Article 8 (right to a family life) or Article 3 (risk of torture) to allow violent criminals to thwart deportation and continue to pose a threat to the majority of innocent people here.

Can you believe that the Supreme Court interpreted Article 3 to mean it would be tantamount to torture to remove an illegal immigrant whose life expectancy will be reduced without continued access to the NHS. 

 Home Office figures showed that the number of last-minute appeals against removal jumped from just 19 a month in 2018 to 85 per month in the first five months of 2021. 

The Home Office said: ‘We make no apology for seeking to remove those with no right to remain in the UK and dangerous foreign criminals.’

Britain invented charters of rights with Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights of 1688. So we don’t need unaccountable European officials from Luxembourg or Strasbourg having any influence on how we manage our affairs and defend our ancient rights.

But as seen from this link, British military chiefs also have reason for concern. Why would anyone want to join the military, knowing that the ECHR makes it more likely that they would be prosecuted for actions taken in the heat of battle?  

The most likely reason why the UK might not disentangle Supreme Court judges from ECHR influence is that ministers fear more bullying from across the water. So the UK has become a laughing stock and is not taking back control, as promised some years ago in this Tory Manifesto. 

Roger Arthur

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Abortion: Fathers have rights too

Dear Editor,

The discussion on abortion once again focuses on the rights of women. Sadly, it seems that men must always be cast as villains and pitched against women. I have not heard a single commentator mention the feelings or rights of fathers.

Any abortion, whatever the reason for it, is a tragedy. 

A  recent talk given to girls at my daughter’s school by a female speaker on the subject of consent shocked and saddened me, as the speaker seemed quite dismissive of the needs of boys, and the dangers they face in this context

Family, however flawed, is sacred. Children matter, mothers matter and so do fathers

It is time to promote responsibility through love and respect for our boys and young men. 

Isabel Logan

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