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The censoring of Mark Steyn

Dear Editor

Below is a complaint I made to Ofcom about their treatment of Mark Steyn, and consequently their role in censoring political discussion within the United Kingdom.

You and your colleagues provide hope and deep thought in a country whose political, and corporate, leadership is turning towards the Soviet.

Ian Tamm 

Worcestershire

Dear Sir,

I understand that Ofcom investigations have resulted in Mark Steyn leaving his programme at GB News.

Mark Steyn is a man of independent thought, and possesses a clarity of focus, which is rare to the point of invisibility in current television, and radio, broadcasts in the United Kingdom.

The investigations which, I believe, include an investigation into a programme he made with Naomi Wolf, another strong-minded, independent thinker, are based on a disagreement over the views expressed, and the facts asserted on the Mark Steyn Show.

The actions of Ofcom seem to indicate that it is the collective belief of Ofcom that the British people are not capable of listening to any views, ideas or facts that run counter to the orthodox narrative.

The actions of Ofcom are political censorship, and I protest most strongly about the increasing interference in British political life from organisations like yours.

Yours faithfully

Ian Tamm

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The need to find like-minded people

Dear Editor

It’s good to see a group speaking truth and advocating freedom to do so. My wife and I are wondering where we can feel connection amongst people that are awake to the agenda of global communism, fascism, totalitarian, authoritarian rule, if they’re the right terms to use. Also to find connection foremost in the real world and not just the virtual one as connection in the real world makes us feel truly together.

We have had our lives turned upside down and have lost so-called friends. We believe in our gut instinct and can’t believe how so many people have been led into an evolutionary cul-de-sac, that at times feels as if it will inevitably take us all down.

We look forward once a week to one broadcast and that is The Highwire. https://thehighwire.com/ You may or may not know of it. It’s amazing reporting and the legal work that the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) does is outstanding. We can only hope for something like this in the UK.

Thank you for being here.

Andrew Vaccari

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Why are councils wasting money on climate change officers?

Dear Editor

Clark Cross writes that every council in the land has appointed one or more climate change officers. 

That bespeaks not only waste of resources but lack of national and local common sense.

Despite central planning’s often doubtful local relevance and effectiveness, surely national concerns as to adverse climate changes and prevention should be assigned centrally. No extra benefit can accrue from the involvement of local councils in climate monitoring and planning.

Avoidable multiplication of local officials responsible for climate policies is fraught with huge, but avoidable, extra costs. 

Charles Wardrop

Perth

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The debt owed by Scotland’s medical students

Dear Editor

Scotland’s NHS is facing a shortage of about 2,000 doctors as many go abroad. There are already long waiting lists which are forcing desperate people who cannot afford it to seek private treatment. This need not have happened if MSPs had put conditions on free university education. In 2007 the Scottish government introduced free university tuition for those who had lived in Scotland for three years. The university fees of £9,250 a year are paid by Scottish taxpayers. That is £40,000 to £50,000 per student. There are shortages in the NHS of doctors and nurses, and NHS dentists are scarcer than hens’ teeth. The Scottish government should belatedly introduce a legally binding contract that university education is free on condition that graduates work in Scotland for five years and thus repay taxpayers’ involuntary generosity. Tax relief on private medical care would help ease the pain and reduce NHS waiting lists.

Clark Cross

Linlithgow 

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You can’t believe them on anything

Dear Editor 

It has been reported that America’s FBI now believes that a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the probable source of the Covid-19 epidemic. It is remarkable that given enough time and money a vast government agency can come to the same conclusion that a layman armed with common sense and Occam’s razor likely came to two or three years ago.

Similarly, the High Court and now the Court of Appeal have come to the conclusion that the businessman Arron Banks was not a conduit for Russian government money but funded the Brexit campaign out of his own pocket, just as he said all along.

Also, we now find from the treasure trove of WhatsApp messages released by the journalist Isabel Oakeshott that during the pandemic, as some of us has long suspected, the government was making it up as they went along. They even contemplated killing the nation’s 11million cats!

Bearing all these examples in mind, should we not be a little bit more sceptical of the conventional wisdom of the political and media classes? 

In particular, should we not ask ourselves whether climate change and the human contribution to it have been grossly exaggerated, and also whether the extreme actions being urged on us by the great and the good to achieve Net Zero might perhaps be entirely unjustified?

Otto Inglis

Fife

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Hancock and the chips ‘joke’

Dear Editor

It seems that Hancock wrote that Bill Gates owed him a favour for all the ‘chips’ that had been injected into the population in the UK.

It has been assumed that this was a joke – I do not think it was.  

Shouldn’t someone ask the government to explain what ‘chips’ have been inserted through the vaccine?

See 15 min 27sec in this video.

Matt Hancock leaks (rumble.com)

Ruth Tagnell

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What is Johnson up to?

Dear Editor

I think it is time for the Ukraine truth to be told (TCW has already made a start on this) and the dangers we all face both in Europe and the UK if Boris Johnson and his US controllers continue to push Russia to eventually make a move which will give Nato led by the US the excuse to attack Russia and start a world war. China will not stand by and wait to be attacked should Russia be directly attacked.

Zelensky is being paid well for his star part as leader of Ukraine (hundreds of millions of dollars) as is his cabinet, while the ordinary population, bar the Azov Battalion, are being used as cannon fodder and/or have been forced to flee their homes, possibly never to return.

Boris Johnson, though not part of the UK Government, as far as I am aware, commutes back and forward to Washington and Kiev on a regular basis. When was he officially appointed as the Defence or Foreign Secretary or Prime Minister’s representative in this regard?

One might surmise the UK Government is operating undercover, while denying any direct involvement should the war take a nasty turn that backfires on UK directly. No doubt the US Government is making BJ’s efforts worthwhile, after all money for the Ukraine operation apparently knows no limit as far as the Biden Administration is concerned; so let’s hope US taxpayers are footing the bill rather than those of the UK. 

What a tragedy that BJ is not advocating a peace settlement rather than the reverse, though no doubt that would be a lot less lucrative as far as he is concerned.

Sue Forbes

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