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Reform UK is the only viable contender

Dear Editor

Harry Dougherty writes that ‘the Tories are the least-bad British political party with a serious chance of winning’. So why don’t we review the various offerings?

Firstly Labour: during the (it was never on any definition) pandemic this party sang from a near-identical hymn sheet to the Government. It singularly failed to oppose any of the measures, preferring to dance along with the narrative. If it had been confined to a hospital bed a DNR (do not resuscitate) notice would have been on display.

Since the release of the Labour 2024 ‘manifesto’ it is clear that the objectives are to return the country to a feudal system to satisfy the super-rich and powerful and to ensure that ordinary people live in abject poverty. The brain-dead Net Zero pledges are identical in stupidity to its stance on CV19 – evidence-free and vacuous.

Next the (anything but) Conservative Party: in fourteen miserable years it has quite deliberately achieved 180-degree U-turns on every major manifesto pledge – and seemingly without blinking. In every key area it has left a trail of destruction, damage and debt. For this, and because we each have only one vote (unless you are a vote harvester), the Conservative Party needs to be obliterated.

Which only leaves Reform as a viable contender. By no means perfect – primarily due to the lateness of the decision to front the party with Nigel Farage – but it is more concerned with ordinary people and less concerned with the ‘joys’ of political correctness. A vote for Reform will definitely torpedo the Conservatives, leaving Labour to self-immolate as its servitude to billionaires and the seventh-century cult tears it apart. 

If there is no Reform candidate on your ballot paper, do not vote – instead write, using an indelible pen, ‘I do NOT consent’ across the paper.

M  Colley
Cambridgeshire 

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Nick Robinson’s aggressive interviewing of Nigel Farage

Dear Editor

One of the reasons people are turned off politics is the way politicians are aggressively interviewed on television. I have just watched Nick Robinson interviewing Nigel Farage on BBC (probably still available on iPlayer). Mr Farage was bowled what Robinson obviously thought were googlies, but were in fact wide of the mark. So midway through Nigel’s quick answers Robinson repeatedly talked over him and interrupted with another question or a supercilious remark. Robinson’s team had scoured Twitter for everything Nigel had said or posted in social media years ago, and came up with what he had said about Nato’s eastwards expansion to the Russian borders, with a menacingly grainy photograph of Putin for good measure. What this has to do with the British general election is for Mr Robinson to explain.

 Robinson, who looked quite ill, obviously thought he’d got a ‘gotcha’ moment when he said that Nigel had said that this expansion eastwards had caused Russia to invade Ukraine. Something which numerous military and strategic experts have agreed is in fact the case because of Russia’s history of western invasion and the slaughter of millions of its people – and the Russian General Staff’s fear of being decapitated by nuclear missiles on its border. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Professor John Mearsheimer, Colonel Douglas Macgregor and Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Davis have all explained this in great depth.

I must say I agreed with everything Nigel Farage had to say especially about immigration and Net Zero, and I am sure despite the BBC’s best efforts, millions of people up and down the country will do so too. He is the most impressive politician in the country. As they say, ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’.

William Loneskie


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Starmer’s origins

Dear Editor

For what the opinion of a Yank is worth, it appears to me that Sir Keir Starmer’s dad made one tool too many.

Anthony Stimson

New Hampshire, USA

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Populism: Democracy at work

Dear Editor

We hear a great deal of talk about the far right wing, the extreme right wing (whatever happened to the simple ‘right wing’?) and populism, and how such movements are viewed in the meejah as a ‘threat to democracy’.

But hang slack a moment and take a couple of steps back from such emotional comments and take a closer and, hopefully, more dispassionate look at what is going on.

For decades we have had the increasingly left wing Establishment, thanks to the cultural Marxist ‘long march through the institutions’, notable driven by Common Purpose and similar groups, pushing not only Government policy, but the implementation of Government policy, in a similar leftist direction.

the results have been the politicisation of many aspects of public life from education and the health service to the armed forces and immigration.

People are waking up, some before others, and they notice that whoever they vote for with the main parties, it is what the Establishment wants that gets implemented, nearly always to the detriment of the Poor Bloody Taxpayer.

For such people to be written off as far or extreme ‘right wing’ belies the fact that, by and large, such opinions were once mainstream and enjoyed considerable cross-party support.

They have not only been ignored by the current Establishment parties, but individuals who have voiced their concerns, particularly on the topics of Immigration and the disastrous policies of ‘multiculturalism’ have been attacked from all quarters in an effort to shut them up. This includes not only the obvious example of Tommy Robinson, but Nigel Farage and others of that ilk.

So is it so surprising that, when parties emerge that take the concerns of the Poor Bloody Taxpayer seriously, they attract large numbers of votes?

Call it populism if you want: I call it ‘democracy at work’.

Robert Spowart 

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Ewen Stewart nails it

Dear Editor

I enjoyed Ewen Stewart’s economic breakdown post which shows nothing but disaster ahead. Forget about political parties pledging us their manifestos, we should be sending them Ewen’s article so they could at least demonstrate they intend to govern with intent – and facts.

Henry Mills

Chelmsford

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Protest against Labour’s private school plans

Dear Editor

If you have children in private education in London, you might want to join in on an effort that is well under way in the capital whereby parents are demanding the council give them a place in a state school as of September – after all, it is your right. Flood the system. Let’s make Sir Keir and his friends understand how few spaces he has. Would he deny children their right?

Louisa Brett

York

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The town hall gravy train

Dear Editor 

The TaxPayers’ Alliance recently released their latest edition of their Town Hall Rich List for 2022/23 revealing all the council employees with total remuneration over £100,000. Remuneration includes salary, bonuses, benefits in kind payments, loss of office, pension contributions and pension strain payments. There are 3,106 local authority employees earning over £100,000 and 175 of them over £200,000. Hampshire paid one director £651,159 and Cumbria council chief executive got £586,134. Essex has 45 council bosses on remuneration over £100,000 of whom seven are over £200,000 and the top employee was paid £251,052.  In Scotland, Aberdeen City has nine with an annual bill of £1.29 million and top salary £199,839. City of Edinburgh has 13 over £100,000 and the highest is £193,306. West Lothian has 13 over £100,000 with top one on £186,370 and 2 on £163,013. However pride of place in Scotland must go to Glasgow City with 42 over £100,000 with the highest on £278,469, another five over £200,000 and ten are on £185,022. Councils plead poverty and increase council tax and there are potholes everywhere, but councils always seem to be able to increase their own salaries.

Clark Cross 

Linlithgow

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Still pushing the booster

I could not believe that THIS WEEK I got a letter from the NHS asking me to contact my GP to arrange my booster. Still they persist. Still they refuse to accept or even acknowledge any of the concerns. And yet they must know from my records that I am a refusenik, a conspiracy theorist, or have I just been forgetful? I have never had the jab or a booster but they might still capture me! They think.

Neil Sherry

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