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What are doctors for?

Dear Editor

It wasn’t so long ago when doctors would jump through hoops to help sick people, now people self-medicate and jump through hoops to keep doctors safe.

How the tables have turned.

Daphne MacOwan

Isle of Man 


Glasshouses, stones and Mrs Currie

Dear Editor

I saw you on GB News. The points you made throughout and particularly in the first instance were bang to rights. In fact they were so good, Mrs Currie couldn’t play the ball, so she played the man instead, saying such as that she had been in the Conservative Party a long time and had never heard of you. Then went on to denigrate you further and unfairly.

Seems to me that once she got personal, you should have reminded her she is in no position to comment on Johnson’s morality. She has a history of deceit, that she was one to party, albeit only the then Prime Minister was invited. That she lied and dishonoured a truly decent woman with sterling morals by the name of Norma Major. That her performance as a minister showed appalling judgement leading to the decimation of an industry and the slaughter of 4million hens for which she was rightly fired.

Consequently she has no place to lecture you or anyone else on good behaviour, truthfulness or conservatism. 

A truly appalling woman, don’t take personal slights from the likes of her again, she’s a disgrace.

Other than that, well done you and hats off.

Al Horsford


Greens fooled by the COP26 sham

Dear Editor

The Greens and their brainwashed supporters are still convinced that COP26 was the catalyst for positive change. They believe that 197 countries are now focusing on limiting rising global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. Wrong. 

As it stands, the majority of countries around the world do not have climate measures in place that will meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal. Current pledges would see warming of above 2 deg C. Only New Zealand, Sweden, France, Scotland and the UK have legally binding Climate Change Acts; the other 192 countries have only made easily broken promises. Developing countries are making promises only so that they get a slice of the $100billion-a-year Climate Fund paid for by developed nations’ taxpayers. India, the world’s third-biggest emitter, is demanding $1trillion before it improves its emission targets. 

The Greens were pleased that there was a commitment to ‘phase down’ coal-fired power generation but this was just minutes before the COP26 summit was to end when China and India insisted on weakening the coal clause from ‘phase out’ to ‘phase down’. The Green zealots refuse to see that the world’s developing countries cannot be trusted and are still building hundreds more coal plants to add to the 3,284 already operating. China has 1,082.

These Greens should justify the £1.3trillion costs to UK taxpayers of trying to save the planet when UK emissions are only 1.13 per cent of world emissions and so many other countries are still extracting and burning fossil fuels to grow their economies.

Clark Cross 



Nuclear power is the fuel of the future 

Dear Editor 

Many climate activists want some other source of fuel other than fossil fuel (oil and gas) to prevent climate change. 

Might I suggest nuclear power. Our Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) is in fruitful discussions with Rolls-Royce about the manufacture of mini nuclear power stations one-tenth the size of Hunterston B which closed after providing 1.7million households with electricity for 46 years.

These mini nuclear power stations will be located at the Dounreay area of the decommissioned fast breeder reactor and will be available by 2030 with ten running by 2035.

It is nuclear, gas and the interconnectors that will ‘keep the lights on’.

Michael Baird 


‘I couldn’t put it down’

Dear Editor

Happy New Year and thanks for all your terrific work.

Apropos of current matters, I wonder if you might recommend

Iraq: The Rape of a Country by Terry Gardiner.

Everyone I know who has read it says ‘Everybody should read this!’

Chris Price


150,000 dead?  I’m not impressed!

Dear Editor

Don’t get me wrong, every death is a tragedy for someone. But having passed the ‘magic’ figure of 150,000 dead since the ‘pandemic’ surfaced, it has featured once more as a bludgeon in the government’s scare canon. At risk of playing the same old fiddle, ‘impressive’ figures quoted deliberately out of context remains a key government strategy, and needs to be countered with a more realistic context.

There are some 10,000 council wards in Great Britain. These are the drawn boundaries for local elections, and are as good as any definition of ‘your local neighbourhood’, certainly for the purpose of this analysis. Divided into a population of around 65million, a council ward averages 6,500 inhabitants.  

On average, 15 people have died from Covid in each council ward (your neighbourhood) over the past two years. Fewer than eight people per year. Not even one per month. Shock! Horror! Plague! And let us not forget that ‘150,000 dead’ is based on dodgy testing and includes the cancers and the road accidents ‘who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid’.

These figures are so tiny one wonders whether anybody has died from Covid as opposed to with Covid.

John Drewry


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