More MPs like Marcus Rashford and Gareth Southgate needed – Yorkshire Post Letters
IN her thoughtful treatise on the British system (The Yorkshire Post, July 17), Justine Greening calls for a stronger policy that respects difference, rather than the ‘yah boo’ stuff that over the years has come to define and define. to defile Westminster.
The House of Commons looks more and more like the worst kind of football game, but with too little Gareth Southgates, Marcus Rashfords et al to spark any hope.
A reader recently claimed that the UK and Belarus are the only European countries to operate a first past the post adversarial electoral system.
Belarus: you gods! Assuming this to be true, isn’t it time to give some serious thought to some form of proportional representation?
From: Malcolm Naylor, Ilkley.
FREEDOM Day! But the freedom of what? Not Covid, that’s for sure.
So the freedom of what? Hopefully we are free from fear and control and now is the time to examine and revisit what changes have taken place under the Covid smokescreen. And there are many. For example, the privatization of health services, cuts in health services, especially for the elderly, rising inequalities and inflation, and the distraction of Brexit immigration failures, just to start. .
So on “Freedom Day” the danger continues but not from Covid. Our greatest enemy is the destruction of democracy by the capitalist establishment and the enslavement and enforced obedience of the public.
From: Lester May, Reachview Close, Camden Town, London.
JOLLY well, Archbishop Justin Welby’s sabbatical is over. What is not so good is that he is praying for the UK’s foreign aid budget to be restored to 0.7%.
Welby is pretty good at suggesting ways to spend other people’s money, but that’s the time he spent first for the Church of England. The Anglican Church has assets of over £ 8 billion and has hundreds of buildings with very little use (maybe 800,000 go to church on a Sunday, not all are worshipers, and there are 40 cathedrals and over 15,000 churches). Less sermons, Archbishop, more example yourself, please.
From: Terry Morrell, Willerby.
WHAT was Allen Jenkinson’s honesty with his final line in his letter, admitting he couldn’t have done better in the area of decision-making during the pandemic. Political journalists should take this into account when writing their vitriol.