Letters - June 29. 2017

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses the crowd from the stage at LeftField at Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Corbyn. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses the crowd from the stage at LeftField at Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Corbyn. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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POLITICS

You can’t spend your way out of trouble

The following is a quote from Jeremy Corbyn. This appears to be true, and it is not April 1!

He said: “Sixteen-year-old workers should be paid at least £10 per hour.”

The Labour Party manifesto included a pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the living wage for 18-24 year olds. This should apply to all workers.

Consider then the following.

1. Mr. Corbyn fails to address how companies will be able to afford these astonishing rises.

2. It suggests that a 16 year old starting work and a 65 year old with 50 years’ service with the same company could, however unlikely, both be earning £10 per hour (living wage).

3. It also suggests that 50 years’ experience and loyalty count for nothing!

4. A 16 year old with NO experience and a 24 year old with eight years’ experience both may earn £10 per hour.

Unbelievably Jeremy Corbyn was addressing Unison. What, they thought of his utterings were not recorded?!

The Conservatives, with Theresa May at the helm. gave Labour a totally undeserved lifeline at the last election with a thoroughly inept performance, which promoted Mr Corbyn from zero to hero without him having to explain his spending plans, which numerous political commentators insisted didn’t add up.

No change there then!

It seems Jeremy has just handed the lifeline back!

Will Labour never learn that you cannot spend you way out of trouble!

Forget Education/NHS/Transport/Environment/Foreign Policies and any other policies because there is only really one policy that counts. All other policies can only be implemented when the economic policy is deemed to be successful!

Past records are the only way to ascertain which of the two parties are likely to succeed unless you have a crystal ball.

Jack Gledhill

Gainsborough Road

Blackpool

PRISON

Is Spice a way to control prisoners?

Re Gazette Letters, Monday, June 19, about a recent court case at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Defence layer Patrick Nelligan told magistrates the problem with ‘spice’ is it is more freely available in prisons than it is on the outside.

Surely this can’t be so.

Is it a case of turn a blind eye, allowing this as a tool to control prisoners with limited wardens control?

What form of rehabilitation is this on some vulnerable people with mental issues?

Kevin Gooder

Clinton Avenue

Blackpool

HIGHWAYS

Selfish parking by white van man

I am appalled and angry about the way some able bodied drivers abuse disabled parking spaces at shops.

I took the driver of a large white van to task today for parking in a disabled spot and all I got for my trouble was rude gestures and an “I couldn’t care less’’ attitude.

I hope some day he or one of his family need a disabled spot only to find an able bodied driver has taken it for his/her selfish ends.

The problem lies in the fact that these spaces are not policed properly. If these drivers were to take a disabled spot in town they would find themselves with a hefty fine.

The same should apply to supermarkets and smaller outlets. I do not blame the staff of these smaller outlets, why should they take the flak when the bosses of such places are not prepared to shoulder the responsibility of policing their car parking facilities. Finally to the driver of the white van: “So are you, you coward, nice and safe in your tin box .”

Angry disabled driver

Name and address supplied

TERRORISM

Scum like this should be executed

One of the monsters who butchered Lee Rigby has been listed as the most dangerous prisoner in Britain.

He’s not being monitored as the resources are not there to monitor him, and he’s been teaching inmates his idea of Islam.

This brute and the other who killed that poor lad shouldn’t be in contact with any human beings, they should be locked up in solitary constantly with only a bucket for the loo, one meal a day and no comforts .

Our taxes are letting them live it up in prison and I don’t think they’re worth it.

I don’t agree with the death penalty but for scum like these I say yes.

Jayne Grayson

Via email

GRENFELL

So, why all this 
cladding anyway?

Why is cladding on high-rise buildings necessary in the first place?

Is it there to cover up defects, is it there to swell the coffers of the contractors, is it there to make the building more attractive to the area?

The high rise survived very well before the cladding was installed and no problems as far as the public were made aware, so why?

EB Warris

Via email

GRENFELL

End overseas aid until blocks sorted

The Prime Minister must now make an unbroken law to ban all Britain’s world aid funds for an X number of years until every tower block in the UK has sprinkler systems, proper fire alarms, external emergency ladders similar to the ones in the USA and fire proof cladding.

J Bull

Address supplied