Letters - November 27, 2014

SCIENCE GENIUS Benedict Cumberbatch, left, in the new biopic based on the life of mathematician and computer pioneer Alan Turing, The Imitation Game
SCIENCE GENIUS Benedict Cumberbatch, left, in the new biopic based on the life of mathematician and computer pioneer Alan Turing, The Imitation Game
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Reason for wars


All wars are futile, but it seems to be the way of a progressive society.

Watch any nature programme, and the aim of life is the domination of the supreme genes.

The males will fight to the death for them to be passed on. Transfer all this to a civilisation of educated people and nothing changes.

This explains the domineering attitude of the male of the species, and wars of domination.

Most religions have blood on their hands pursuing this policy.

Hitler is a classic example. I have always believed education to be the way of salvation, but it can also be used by evil people to brainwash others.

How could a highly educated nation of Germans be seduced into thinking that Aryan supremacy was the solution?

Here we see the face of total evil, yet still it carries on in the name of religion.

Complacency and arrogance exists in our so called democracy.

The case of Alan Turing is a prime example of injustice through ignorance, by our educated establishment.

I recommend people go and see the film about his life, The Imitation Game.

The savage is still in all of us.

Kevin Gooder

Clinton Avenue


Economic plans


I am writing in response to Tim Gavell’s article (Gazette, November 18) ‘Cameron Bleak on Recovery’.

The Prime Minister is asking Britain to back his awful economic plans, insisting only more austerity can save us from the worldwide downturn.

His self-delusion is that our economic plans are caused by Japan, Ukraine, the EU and even Ebola, anything but the growing misery his austerity is inflicting on our living standards.

Incomes have dropped by nine per cent under this lot, and a million are reliant on food banks, while the unregulated banking sector continues unabated.

And all for what? A rising deficit is now the largest in Europe, and austerity designed to place a burden on the working class while wealthy individuals and businesses grow rich.

The Con-Dems talk a lot about these tax changes to benefit the poor, taking some out of tax, but cuts in benefits and tax credit and higher council tax leave them worse off.

Working people have been hammered by the programme of unending austerity and misery, while big business and the city of London gets even greater share of the wealth.

It is time now for an approach that is different, transferring wealth from the rich to the poor, broader public ownership and intervention in the economy, for a proper alternative for working people and to be rid of poverty and deprivation.

Royston Jones

Beryl Avenue


Lucky to have hospital

So caring

Amid all this moaning about our NHS, I would just like to say how lucky the people of Blackpool are in their hospital.

When an elderly relative of mine was admitted after being taken ill, the care she received was excellent.

The staff on Ward 37 were brilliant, so kind and caring.

In the main entrance the ‘navigator’ and reception staff were friendly and helpful to lost and fraught relatives.

Even your parking system is far superior to any I have come across in Manchester, Bury or Rochdale hospitals.

Well done, Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

L Foley



Classic performance


The audience at the White Church, Fairhaven, was treated to an evening of classical music by Michael Hall. It was well-performed and there was music to suit all tastes, starting with Verdi, Giordani, next Donizetti was put to the test.

Then Puccini has its run, with Mozart’s trio to come. Offenbach’s Barcarolle to still the soul. Piligrim’s chorus Tannhauser to end the night, to send you to your homes with delight.

Nigel Thorne


A sticky solution

Gum filth

Dropping used chewing gum on the ground is a disgusting habit, and I agree with your article that something needs to be done about it (Gazette, November 26).

If you walk along Bank Hey Street, in Blackpool, you will see it is filthy with chewing gum.

I know in the past the council has tried to clean it up, but it costs a lot of money, and at the moment the council doesn’t have any spare cash.

So why can’t people just put their old chewing gum in the nearest bin, instead of lazily throwing it on the ground?

I think charging the manufacturers for the clean-up costs is a good idea. They are helping create this situation after all.

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