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Don’t trust politicians or the BBC

Dear Editor

Hats off to Richard Law for his eye-opening five-part series of articles on the insane model of the NHS.

I’m also grateful for the details of Hitler’s rise to power laid out in the article titled ‘January 30, 1933: Hitler takes power – legally’. 

The undertakings Hitler swore to abide by with the words: ‘I will . . . protect the constitution and laws of the German people, conscientiously discharge the duties imposed on me, and conduct my affairs of office impartially and with justice to everyone,’ should be etched on the wall of parliaments to remind the public never to trust in the hollow words of demagogues. 

Equally galling are the words of the BBC which, concurrently with conspiring to censor the world through its ‘Trusted News Initiative’, keep repeating the statement: ‘The corporation puts transparency and impartiality at the front and centre of its work.’

Francesca Abbott

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Tice has shown why Reform will get nowhere

This is a letter a reader wrote to the leader of the Reform Party, Richard Tice.

I’m not in the habit of writing to political parties as it’s usually a total waste of time, as my experience writing to my local MP – of whichever party – has shown. However, Richard Tice’s effort today in TCW has irritated me so much I’m virtually forced to write to you.

I recently unsubscribed from your regular emails as I was becoming disillusioned with the way the party was going, especially with Mr Tice’s refusal to even contemplate speaking to other parties such as Reclaim, UKIP, Heritage, etc. It is my view that the parties on the right will need to collaborate to stand any chance – and that taking several General Elections – of doing any damage to the UniParty at all.

Until Cameron, I was a life-long Conservative voter, and I have voted for UKIP in the past, as well as having supported the Brexit Party. Had I had the opportunity, I would have voted for the Brexit Party.

However, Richard Tice’s efforts in his article in TCW, in a failed attempt to ameliorate his disgraceful behaviour towards Andrew Bridgen MP, has shown me, beyond doubt, that in its current form, the Reform Party is never going to get either my support or my vote. Nor is it going to make any major advances politically. Personally, I continue to remain politically homeless. Which is a shame because it needn’t be so.

I particularly direct you to the comments below Mr Tice’s article. The readership of TCW is a collection of, as far as I can see – with the exception of some 77th members and a few trolls – exceptionally well-informed right-thinking, intelligent and articulate people desperate for a right-leaning party to support and fix the mess the UniParty has created and fostered. It is quite clear, from the reaction of the readership, which I suspect is mostly disposed to supporting the Reform Party, that something has clearly gone wrong, that Mr Tice has failed entirely in his efforts, and that, by that article, he has done significant damage to the Reform Party.

Laurie Brown

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Tice has alienated voters over Bridgen

Dear Editor,

Mr Richard Tice believes in freedom of choice and freedom of bodily autonomy, but if he believes this, why is he concerned about what the Tories and other political parties would think of Reform by welcoming Andrew Bridgen MP into the party?

Tice has scored a political own goal in not welcoming Bridgen in. Rather than uniting the people, he has alienated those who would have considered voting for him.

S Williams

Chester 

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How independents could win votes

Dear Editor

I have only voted once in forty years and that was for Boris, to make sure Brexit was completed. What a waste of a vote that was.

I see the political stooges in place across the world and cry at the thought that they are all being controlled by big banks, big pharma and big tech. Little Rishi Sunak straight from Goldman Sachs and his links to Moderna is a prime example.

I then watch Sir Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves flying off to Davos to have meetings with Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, JP Morgan etc and that sadness becomes a raging anger. I see images of Richard Tice laughing and joking with Matt ‘midazolam’ Hancock and feel something has to be done.

My suggestion is that local independent politicians start to stand against the main parties. Left, right, centre of all political colours, but local, honest and of the people.

I could quite easily work with a traditional left-wing trade union, but I could not work with a corrupt right-wing Tory in the pocket of big pharma.

These independents would need a central hub, to highlight their beliefs and principles, where questions could be asked. ‘The Independents.UK’ for example.

If the movement grew, we could use the combined power to take down the corruption and then hopefully rational debate would find a road forward. Otherwise it would be back to the usual left-right arguments.

Is anybody up for the Independents Party?

Jon Tilley

Macclesfield

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If you can afford an EV . . .

Dear Editor

EV owners are experiencing ongoing problems with finding charging points which are not queued out, are working and have the right type of socket. Many are suffering from range anxiety, a new and so far untreatable affliction. There is a solution. Since they had enough money to buy an EV they could also buy a small trailer complete with a diesel generator and thus be totally independent of EV charging points.

Clark Cross

Linlithgow

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Why are we overlooking Small Modular Reactors?

Dear Editor

The building of solar and wind farms, on the back of billions in taxpayer subsidies, has caused a number of distortions to the energy market, not least because very expensive energy storage is needed with each farm, the cost of which must be met by the taxpayer or consumer, not the solar or wind farm owner.

But there is an alternative to solar and wind power, which seems to have been ignored, bearing in mind that on some winter days solar and wind power capacity is less than 2 per cent of grid maximum demand.

National Grid estimates that it will cost £3trillion (£120,000 per household) to decarbonise the grid using solar and wind power and increase its capacity to carry additional EV charger and heat pump loads. But 200 SMRs (Small Modular Reactors) at around £2.5million per MW would cost around half a trillion, would not rely too much on foreign technology and their distribution around the country should reduce the need for transmission upgrades. 

The £2.5billion unused balance should be more than enough to fund the necessary transmission upgrades and any H2 (or compressed air) storage which may be required for load following.

Roger J Arthur

West Sussex

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