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Dear Editor

I am deeply disturbed at the planned rollout of vaccines to 12-to-15-year-olds even though it was obvious that this was going to happen when the recruitment drive was launched to recruit vaccinators with knowledge of Gillick Competence.

There are three areas of concern:

1 The present government is so Left-wing it believes the state owns the nation’s children and not their parents.

2 The government believes it has the right to dictate medical policies regardless of the advice of doctors or science.

3 The government is prepared to carry out a mass experiment on millions of children in the full knowledge that it will definitely harm some of them and with no concept whatsoever of long-term harm.

I am not sure I want to live in a country with such extreme views.

John Davis


Dear Editor

If we accept that Covid-19 is a bioweapon produced in the Wuhan lab, with collaboration and funding from the Fauci team in the US, it might go some way to explaining the government’s hysterical and authoritarian insistence on the vaccine. We don’t know the degree and extent of manipulation of a natural bat virus to make it more lethal, we don’t know precisely what was done in Wuhan since China refuses to release the data, but it was clearly a highly dangerous activity. Maybe the UK government (and Porton Down?) knows more than it is letting on. The vaccine is regarded then as the best way of countering the worst effects of a bioweapon. 

Unfortunately, the vaccine itself is so toxic, hazardous and largely ineffective that it becomes a problem in its own right. A novel gene therapy based on the injection of coded spike protein, the most poisonous part of the virus, will have repercussions down the generations. Sadly people have no awareness of this owing to criminal censorship of information by the media. MSM should be issued with lawsuits. A full inquiry into the circumstances of the vaccine should be called for, in addition to reviewing the government’s overall management of the pandemic.

As for travel, Covid becomes a convenient reason to reduce travel in line with the Green agenda.

Rhydwenna E Jones


Dear Editor

On Sunday, the Telegraph highlighted a number of areas in which hard-working families will be made worse off by government policy, ranging from National Insurance increases to the transfer of fuel tax – on diesel and petrol cars, totalling around £10,000 each – to electric vehicles.

Those measures will probably total something less than £50billion p.a. extra, or less than £2,000 per family. But they pale into insignificance against the cost of decarbonising our electricity supplies, to meet Mr Johnson’s virtue-signalling 2050 CO2 zero target.

That will cost around £3trillion according to the National Grid, equating to around £100,000 per family, despite the fact that the UK accounts for only around 1 per cent of human CO2 emissions. To recap, CO2 comprises around 0.04 per cent of the atmosphere, global human activity contributes around 3 per cent of that, while the UK contributes around 1 per cent of that 3 per cent.

Thus assuming that CO2 accounts for around 30 per cent of the greenhouse effect, then the UK accounts for 0.0000036 per cent of that effect, while China has been building three times the number of coal-fired power stations as the rest of the world.

So why is Extinction Rebellion not protesting in Tiananmen Square and why are so many UK voters not protesting to their MPs?

The PM’s race with Labour to the bottom has left Tory voters homeless with no place to go.

Roger J Arthur


Dear Editor

Once again a member of our small work team is called up for jury service while others in the team are off on long-booked leave. There is no point in asking for a deferment because of the needs of our business; we have tried that repeatedly and fruitlessly before.

What really irks is the wastefulness of Scottish jury service. Scotland requires 15 jurors, where England and most of the rest of Anglosphere manage with 12. Here 25 per cent more disruption is required to form a jury for no other reason than the attitude of exceptionalism of the Scottish legal establishment.

Also, in a mockery of the principle of proof beyond reasonable doubt, a Scottish jury can convict on an eight-to-seven decision. Almost half the jury can have reasonable doubts and be ignored. (In England you would need a minimum of ten out of twelve.)

It is high time that we reduced the size of the jury to 12, and also increased the degree of unanimity for a conviction.

Otto Inglis



Dear Editor

How did a Health Service we were once proud of sink to a level where the ordinary person is now in the position of praying that for the rest of their days they never require the help of a doctor or nurse again? That they never get sick again?

The government and their advisers are cocooned from this terrifying prospect as they will have money and private doctors. The poor person will suffer. The elderly will be terrified and confused. They will be forgotten, brutally. They will be in pain, abandoned. They will die because they have been cast aside.

How can the NHS call themselves a ‘health service’? This is a service we, the public, have paid for. Has anyone asked us how we feel?

No, because they know the answer. They are fully aware of the damage they are doing. They will, however, pretend they still care. They will cynically advertise and reassure the fretting public that they can still see their doctor. Which, as anyone who has required their services over the past 18 months will know, is a downright lie. In reality they are being swatted away like irritating flies.

The plan is clearly to drive the sick away to sit in pain in front of their computer screens and decide on their own scary diagnosis. This will naturally mean people will be convinced they are about to die and will be even more terrified at the worst-case scenarios on their screens.

Not everyone wants an app, not everyone has a computer. Not everyone is logical, not everyone is a write-off (old and stupid in the NHS’s eyes).

The vast majority just want to be reassured by a trained human being who has taken the Hippocratic Oath. They deserve this and have paid for it.

Man’s inhumanity to man is now being revealed in the gross mismanagement of the National Health Service.

Diane Roche


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