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Press bias against Reform UK candidate

Dear Editor

The bias of Ofcom and the BBC referred to in your article in TCW  is replicated in the local press. Earlier in the week, Paul Geater, the Political Correspondent of the East Anglian Daily Times, produced a summary of candidates and prospects in the South Suffolk constituency, where I live and have a vote. He reported in some depth on the Conservative, Labour, Liberal and Green candidates. Even more fringe parties got a mention. He devoted one line to the Reform UK candidate, Beverley England, just stating that she was a candidate. Clearly Mr Geater, who has well-known left of centre views, chose to minimise the Reform Party.

James Dent



Is sunscreen another Big Pharma scam?

Dear Editor

In recent years there has been a clear and deliberate trend of either making medical claims without any evidence at all or twisting the information to suit a particular sales pitch. This was commented upon by the Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009: ‘It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published’, while in 2015 Richard Horton, the Editor of the Lancet, wrote that ‘much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue’. 

Since then the so-called ‘pandemic’ was inflicted upon us, and more evidence of the truth about that is slowly emerging. In the meantime, pharmaceutical companies are grossing billions while shareholders such as W Gates are bragging about the 20-fold return on their investments.

This prompts a thought about sunscreen products, which we have been urged to plaster upon ourselves by the very same voices that later told us that CV19 was the new Ebola. That has given rise to a market in excess of £1billion pa just in the UK. At the same time as that market has grown, and people’s behaviour regarding sunshine has altered, Vitamin D deficiency has also increased.

Given that there is little reason to believe or trust large companies or television ‘doctors’ to be concerned about our health, why should we accept that any sunscreen product has any health-giving benefit?

M Colley



Protesters should fear the consequences

Dear Editor

Pro-Palestine protesters targeted at least 20 Barclays banks last week, smashing windows and hurling red paint. This was a targeted attack by Palestine Action and Shut the System. It would appear that they and Extinction Rebellion, Tyre Extinguishers, Affordable Energy, Insulate Britain, Just stop Oil, Animal Rebellion, The Fridays for Future Movement, Last Generation, Scientist Rebellion, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, Animal Rising, Republic, This is Rigged and Ocean Rebellion have no fear of our police or judiciary. They think they can do anything they want to disrupt our society and know they are likely, if caught, to get off with a small fine and no criminal record. Time for this meek government, or the next one, to instruct the police to arrest demonstrators breaking the law and ensure the courts impose severe jail sentences, not meaningless fines, for the damage and disruption these demonstrators cause.

 Clark Cross



Hamas are to blame for Middle East bloodbath

Dear Editor

If you choose to abduct civilians from a concert, where you gang-rape and murder many others and hold the terrified abductees in flats in a residential area, and then fire on their rescuers from every direction, what can you expect other than a bloodbath? It is Hamas and their fellow terrorists who are to blame for all the Palestinian deaths, not Israel.

Otto Inglis



Magic money finances  government irresponsibility

Dear Editor,

The various election protagonists are now assuring us that each of their schemes is fully costed, and will be financed from savings made elsewhere. 

But now that we are simply creating unbacked fiat money from thin air, via the banking system, there is no need for such fiscal responsibility.  

In 1997 our national debt was a mere £350billion; today it is about £2.6trillion, that is to say eight times as much, all of it magic fiat money, supported only by our belief in its issuer and without any real backing such as gold.

So for as long as we have faith in the ability of our government, it can continue to finance the whims of its various ministers with this magic money.

The key word here – of course – is Faith.

Malcolm Parkin



Net Zero greenmail

Dear Editor

Is the open letter signed by 408 so-called scientists, urging politicians not to abandon climate change/Net Zero policies, a form of greenmail?

Kathleen Carr


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