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Why were peaceful Coronation protesters arrested?

Dear Editor

The UK has not seen violent revolution for a long time because the tolerance of peaceful dissent and demonstrations has tended to act as a safety valve.

So it must be of much concern that a small group of Republicans were arrested yesterday for carrying placards and lobbying peacefully for a Republic near Westminster Abbey. On the other hand we have seen police stand by as statues were torn down by a violent mob. Why do the police surrender to such mobs but forcibly arrest peaceful protesters? The job of police is to uphold the law impartially, not to pander to political correctness.

Perhaps it is time to remove politically aligned Police and Crime Commissioners and put professional Chief Constables back in charge. Erosion of the principles set down by Sir Robert Peel is very dangerous. 

Also if the King continues to doff his cap to potentates such as Klaus Schwab of the WEF and evangelists such as Greta Thunberg support for a Republic is only likely to grow. So it is essential that he does not involve himself in politics, or with issues in which the science is far from settled.

Roger J Arthur

West Sussex


Utter rubbish in TCW

Dear Editor

I’ve always been a great fan of TCW but now . . .

‘I’ve always been proud that the British tend to be kinder to animals than most other nationalities’ (Animal rights nutters are flogging a dead horse, April 28)  – seriously delusional or what?

I can’t beleive that this utter rubbish is published here. Journalisms – what?

For a start, what has this codswallop to do with conservatism? Believe me, no one is more conservative of thinking than I am but, and this is not conversely, I am passionate about animal welfare as well, ‘nutter’ as I am. Contrary to Jupp’s assertions, I DO know what I am talking about.

This is not just a matter of personal opinion but actual fact.

Clearly, Jupp IS seriously delusional and here, too, very much demonstrating his journalistic inadequacies – where is the research? What an utter fool he makes of himself. He, patently obviously, is the one who knows nothing of what he’s talking about. He knows SSA of the physical and emotional aspects of what a horse is – no wait, let’s just say the truth, he just doesn’t give a damn (and god help any other poor creature who crosses his path).

Maybe a serious, objective investigation of the TB breeding and racing industry full circle from conception to death and all in between – the processes, the whole culture, the people, the money, the suffering and neglect, the throw away attitudes – the fate of thousands of horses from newborn foals to sick, injured and just plain knackered, deemed not good enough or no longer good enough (in other words, costing and not making money) would raise his intellect a little.

Clearly, Jupp has this abhorrent attitude of so many humans (or, inhumns) that other species are below, and therefore, are ours to do with, at a whim, for whatever entertainment or purpose we wish. His sheer ignorance and arrogance is nothing short of breathtaking – or perhaps he just believes in fairy stories.

Mrs. G. Nicholls.


We need to understand our constitution

Dear Editor 

Michael Fahey’s article of April 25,  ‘On coronation day I’ll be toasting the crown, not the man’, raised the important issue of King Charles III’s involvement in political issues, but Mr Fahey’s statement that ‘the head of state has no direct power’ is inaccurate.  

The King is the Head of State, and as such he is the most senior public servant – the ‘first among equals.’  By the Coronation Oath, he swears to defend the laws and customs of our country, as defined in our Constitution, the Magna Carta of 1215.  When Bills of Parliament come before the Monarch for Royal Assent, the King has the power to refuse assent to any bill that would interfere with the rights and liberties of the people. Constitutional researcher William Keyte on the website defines this most important role of the monarch in the following statement: ‘The Monarch’s most important role is to prevent the formation of legislation that infringes on the rights and liberties of the people and on the constitution.’ 

Understanding our rights and responsibilities as defined by our Constitution is crucial in our fight against the tyrannical Government overreach we have all been subjected to in recent years. Many of us have misunderstood the nature of our relationship with Government and the Monarch, and as such we have not defended these rights. It is only recently, when I started researching this area, that I discovered how little I knew about our Constitution, and the rights and responsibilities enshrined by it.

William Keyte has given a number of interviews on the subject of our Common Law Constitution, and there is a wealth of information on the website mentioned above that may be of interest to your readers.  

The more we understand about our rights, the better we will be able to defend them!  

I have written to my MP about the erroneous statement on the UK Parliament website that Parliament is sovereign, when it is we, the people, who are sovereign. (I still await a response.) This issue is discussed by Lord (Peter) Lilley in a 2019 article for the online publication The Article. Commenting on the term ‘Parliamentary sovereignty’ and the confusion it can create, he says: ‘It is shorthand for saying that the electorate normally lends its sovereignty to MPs for the duration of a Parliament to exercise on its behalf. Sovereignty may indeed usually reside in Parliament, but it belongs to the people.’

Hopefully, if we can learn about our Constitutional rights, and help to educate others about them, we will be in a much better position to challenge the Government about its gross abuse of our rights throughout the previous three years.

Thank you all for your unstinting efforts to bring the truth to your readers.  

Lysetta Bray


Doubts about ‘long Covid’

Dear Editor 

These days we seem to hear more about so-called long Covid than Covid itself. The official name of long Covid, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is Post-Covid-19 Condition (PCC), and to the NHS across the UK it is Post-Covid-19 Syndrome.

However a recent Norwegian study under Joel Selvakumar calls the whole issue into question. Selvakumar and his team of 18 researchers recruited participants who were non-hospitalised and aged under 26 and divided them into cohorts that had tested positive and not positive to Covid. It was found that 48.5 per cent of the first cohort had long Covid according to the WHO definition. But, bizarrely, it was the same for 47.1 per cent of participants in the second cohort. You obviously cannot have long Covid if you didn’t have Covid in the first place.

The study concludes: ‘The persistent symptoms and disability that characterise PCC are associated with factors other than SARS-CoV-2 infection, including psychosocial factors’ and ‘indirect, non-specific stressors during the pandemic, such as fear of viral transmission, societal lockdown, and parents experiencing PCC, have also been suggested’.

NHS scientists and doctors need to have a rethink as well as patients who believe that they have long Covid.

Geoff Moore

Ross and Cromarty


The Greens get it wrong again

 Dear Editor 

The bid by the Scottish government to create Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) is in disarray. These exclusion zones would prevent fishing, the farming of fish, and swimming and watersports. Coastal communities would have no economic future and become ghost towns. In a show of contempt ex-SNP Minister Fergus Ewing ripped up the proposal, saying ‘This is not a consultation document, it’s a notice of execution.’  Which party is behind this bill? The Greens. Which party is behind the alcohol advertising ban? The Greens. Which party is behind the Deposit Return Scheme? The Greens. Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater must be sacked from their £98,045 ministerial positions and be MSPs on a salary of £66,662 – which is still too much for their lack of talents. If they are not sacked the SNP will implode.

Clark Cross 


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