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A tribute to those who gave so much in 1944

Dear Editor

On June 6, 1944, a Royal Navy Lieutenant led a flotilla of armed motor launches into the Channel, where he read out D-Day orders. He commanded the flotilla and he later became my father-in-law.
Their task was to float barrage balloons into the Pas de Calais to help deceive the enemy that the Allied landings were to be there – and they expected to draw devastating enemy fire.

From the number of big ships emerging out of the morning mist, the crews already had a clue that this was not a routine exercise. They were battleships, cruisers and destroyers, from the two largest navies in the world.

When the Lieutenant read out the orders (see below) a number of sailors lent over the side. They were not being sea sick – they were scared and they weren’t the only ones.

From sailors, to troops on the beaches through to paras at Pegasus Bridge, evidence of fear was all around. But they did not turn back. They carried the flame of freedom back to mainland Europe, to restore the sovereignty of nation states and secure many years of peace for us.

This is a tribute to him and the many thousands of courageous servicemen, who gave so much.

Roger Arthur

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Politicians hijacked the D-Day anniversary

Dear Editor

I had an uncle who fought in Normandy. He described the battle of Goose Green as a ‘skirmish’ in comparison.

The 80th anniversary of D-Day was a poignant moment for the survivors and the relatives of the dead, but unfortunately it was also hijacked as a jolly by some of Europe’s leaders. M. Macron and his very-made-up wife looked so happy as they hugged and kissed other members of the EU club. Why should they? For the French citizens D-Day was another day of death by the RAF and the USAAF. During the war 400,000 were killed and many more maimed by Allied bombing. In the few days after D-Day Caen, Avranches, Alencon and scores of other towns were reduced to rubble

Another ‘world leader’ was the President of Ukraine although his term has expired and he has cancelled all elections, on whom Joe Biden lavished praise comparing D-Day to Ukraine’s futile attempt to drive the Russians out of the Russian-speaking provinces of eastern Ukraine, and Crimea. 

The Russians were persona non grata at the event, of course, despite their enormous contribution to winning the Second World War. For the Russians that war was the most existential crisis, with 20million killed, and the infrastructure west of the Urals destroyed. On their long retreat back to Berlin the Germans destroyed everything: they even had a device which, pulled behind a heavy goods train, ripped up all the railway sleepers of every working railway. And Russians, even today, remember that many Ukrainians fought on the German side, not least Stepan Bandera, SS officer, and founder of the fascist OUN, to whom the post-Ukrainian regime after the Maidan coup erected statues. 

I don’t know if Boris Johnson was at the D-Day 80th anniversary events. Perhaps he should have been so he could have met Zelensky and talked about the ‘heroes’ of the neo-Nazi Azov brigade Johnson met in the Houses of Parliament in front of their flag which displays the SS lightning flash.  

Instead of talking up more war in Ukraine politicians should be working out how to end it. War is murder. 

William Loneskie

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Remember the BBC campaigned for Cameron

Dear Editor

I was a member of the Conservative Party for 24 years until Cameron. For the whole of that time we believed that the BBC was against us. Of course we know better now that the BBC is not against you but that you are against the BBC. It is their unconstitutionally held view that you have to agree with or you will be attacked.  

But then it came to the leadership election when Cameron beat David Davis. Suddenly so many of those people who had accused the BBC of hating us decided that the Cameron that they saw on the BBC was the man to run the party. How could they not see that the BBC who hated every conservative value loved Cameron?   

Many ongoing Tory members will claim that the party was hijacked by the liberals and that it was nothing to do with them. But that’s nonsense. Many people who had been members for years voted for the liberal because they thought he looked good on TV.  

The BBC campaigned for Cameron. And the Tory members voted for him. Remind them of that should they knock on your door.   

Richard Nuttall

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Kick out every MP who backed lockdown and ‘vaccines’

 Dear Editor,

Given that the vast majority of our MPs, government and opposition, were fully in favour of ‘locking us down’, preventing sick people being treated with known effective and safe drugs yet determined to impose novel, untested, faux vaccines on the majority healthy population, it is surely the duty of us all to make sure that no member of the outgoing parliament, regardless of party, retains their seat?

Jim Shaw

Somerset

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Farage’s intervention will spell the end of the Tories

Dear Editor

I think the MSM will just ignore Farage and Reform. They know they are beholden to their masters who are the only ones who can keep paying for their sinking media ship. The MSM will look after themselves and Nigel will be ignored and misrepresented at every stage. No question about it.

Because some of them are first division brains they will lie and cheat and convince him they are on his side, but he is too wily to be had methinks.

It will spell the end of the Tories and for that reason only we should be very grateful to him.

Name withheld

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 Welcome to Planet Farage

Dear Editor

I read your week in review every week and the world is a better place with TCW. That said, you have been a bit uncertain when it comes to Farage. 

I have been a supporter of Nigel for many years and watched him morph from a public monster in many commentators’ eyes to a man of the people and now the most formidable political force. The left have been left for dust as no one is now listening to the BS spoken about him. GB News and the Jungle have shown him to be a very astute well informed bloke.

Cometh the hour cometh the man. Glad you are on board, you’re welcome.


Martin Gatto


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Pay immigration lawyers only if their clients are genuine

Dear Editor

Nigel Farage’s comment that the arrival of people in small boats on Britain’s south coast was comparable to a ‘slow-motion D-Day in reverse’ was met with anger, and the ‘usual suspects’ claimed that these boats ‘included genuine refugees’. The majority are fit young men, with a few women and children to garner the sympathy vote. If these people are genuine why do they travel through the numerous ‘safe havens’ in Europe where they should have claimed asylum but instead choose the hazardous Channel route? One can only assume that the UK’s housing and welfare benefits are the attraction and that they are highly unlikely ever to be deported thanks to immigration charities and immigration lawyers who grow fat on their taxpayer-funded legal fees. A solution is to take away their charitable status which taxpayers fund and for immigration lawyers to be paid taxpayers’ money only when they prove their client is genuine.

Clark Cross

Linlithgow 

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The basics of the election

Dear Editor 

The election looks like this.

Sunak: Vote for me because I’m not him.

Starmer: Vote for me because I’m not him.

Farage: Vote for me because I’m neither of them.

William Kenwood

Chester 

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