Friday, March 12, 2010

My comments on letters in this weeks News and Crier

My comments on some letters in the St Neots News and Crier - 11/03/2010 digital edition

Politics on Women's Day - A letter celebrating the this day from Anthea Cox, The Labour Party candidate. Though whether Anthea wrote this herself is open to question.

The letter is using Women's Day as a platform for attacking the Conservatives. Anthea attacks the Conservatives over the number of women in Parliament. It is a pity that the Leader of the House of Commons, Harriet Harman, got her husband, Jack Dromey, a nice safe seat in Erdlington where an open list was imposed rather than the all women short lists.

So what was Anthea doing on Women's Day. Well Anthea went to tea with Sarah and Gordon Brown. Later, Anthea went round the corner for a party at the TUC (Trades Union Congress). Whilst Anthea was living it up in London, all her potential constituents got was one lousy letter!

Toilet closure is no joke - I have to say the toilets issue will rumble on (no pun intended). This is to misunderstand what is behind the closure which has much to do with the massive £6 million deficit.

'Wish I could retire at 54' - Anne Hall is very correct because I wish I could do the same. The Police are allowed to retire earlier than the rest of us. One of the reasons why is that is what the service contract allows. I should have joined the Police. But it is not only the police but local council chief executives of South Cambs and Fenland District Council have also retired early.

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