Slating unfair as MP speaks out over Palestine

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11:42am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - The Lib-Dems need to change their name. To Illiberal Undemocrats.

Time for Shipley relief road

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12:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - The closure of one lane of Otley Road near Dockfield Road due to essential gas main replacements is causing misery for motorists travelling from Baildon and further afield towards Shipley and beyond.

Disappointment at loss of supermarket post box

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12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - A most unlikely casualty of the recent Royal Mail ‘privatisation’ seems to be the post box for customers of Sainsbury’s supermarket, Greengates, where I have shopped regularly since it opened in the 1970s.

Get snapping for RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards

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11:53am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - With the school summer holidays stretching out ahead of us the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards is the perfect boredom buster for children.

Congratulations on 'no' to fracking

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11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - It seems congratulations are due to West Sussex County Council’s planning committee who refused an application for oil and gas exploration that would have led to the controversial process of hydraulic fracking in that area.

Compensate displaced Arab families

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11:45am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR - Apologies to Rudi Leavor, (“Stop the rockets”, Letters, July 23). I’ve visited Israel and know that not all Israeli-Arabs are treated as second-class citizens, (at least not all the time).

Just how many more will have to be killed?

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2:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Mr Netanyahu is an intelligent man so why is he not acting like an intelligent leader?

Friends envious of Bradford congregation

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3:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - At a service, I forget which one, before the tenure of the last bishop, a former provost of the cathedral told the congregation that all his friends in Leeds really wished for what we had here in Bradford.

Please don’t put compassion on the ration

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3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Esther McVey won the Tory Downing Street fashion walk in a canter. But even in my shortie jim jams, I think policies are more important.

Electoral protest could easily backfire

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2:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - If Karl Dallas (T&A, Letters, July 14) rereads my earlier letter, he will see that I was referring to the fate of a None Of The Above candidate who stood against Iain Duncan Smith in 2014 in his Chingford constituency. He did indeed lose his deposit with just over 200 votes.

Establishment plot

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2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Good old Mike Pollard! (T&A, July 22) it’s always a pleasure to hear from a new devotee Tory (like any convert, his zeal is very apparent).

History is the key to current conflict

2:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - Mr Leavor (T&A, July 16) suggests that if Hamas stops sending rockets, “Israel will not take any adverse action against Gaza”. Regrettably, history proves otherwise. In 1955, Israeli military chief Moshe Dayan declared “our strategy must be one of provocation”.

Shells are 'not just fireworks'

2:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIR - I thought that I would take this opportunity to clarify what it is that Hamas are actually firing into Israel, as several of your correspondents appear to be under the misapprehension that these are little more than “fireworks”.

British people deserve the right to elect head of state

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2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - Even if the cost of the British monarchy was low, the institution does not sit comfortably in a modern democracy where people in high positions of power and influence are expected to be accountable and elected.

Good word for district's Lib Dems

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2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I was pleased to see Robin Johnson (Letters July 21) had a good word for the Lib-Dems in his area. He did miss out a very good councillor in Geoff Reid who is always around Fagley.

Break a leg, Bradford Playhouse

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2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR – As a former acting and committee member in the 1990s at Bradford Playhouse, most interested to read purchase by Mr Fine (T&A, July 15).

Stop the rockets

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2:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I wonder why people don’t stage a protest about ISIS or President Assad or the abduction of girls in Nigeria or Russian supporters in the Ukraine. (see previous correspondence)? Why are protests, including T-shirt slogans and car stickers only staged when Israel is involved?

Hypocrisy in Brussels

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2:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - I have now competed just my second week as Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, and although I knew it wouldn’t be long before I saw some of the rank hypocrisy we in UKIP know the EU have perfected over the years, even I wasn’t expecting to see it on day one, and so blatantly.

Tory wrongs not righted

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2:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR – After reading Colin Spencer’s excoriating yet completely misguided review of my opinions (Letters, July 19) – with it being 35 years since Mrs Thatcher came to power after the infamous Winter of Discontent, not only on the votes of true blue Tories but those of millions or ordinary workers – I wonder if he could enlighten the rest of us why ‘New’ Labour didn’t right such wrongs in its 13 years of government.

Loss of green space

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2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - The recent noisy excavations at the new housing site at Cote Farm Thackley make one thing pretty obvious. All the citizens’ efforts to prevent this build happening appear to be in vain.

Campaign must end

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2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SIR - According to Reuters in January, “Britons travelling to Syria to help the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad could be arrested on their return”.

Lessons in easing traffic

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2:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - Bradford City Council might learn something from their colleagues in Leeds about easing traffic flow along roads used by both buses and HGVs.

Surprise at state of former Odeon cinema

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2:16pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - I was born in Bradford in 1931 and lived there until 2001 apart from a couple of times I left to live in Australia and Canada for a short time.

Bewilderment over treatment centre closure

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2:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - I am bewildered by developments at Eccleshill Treatment Centre and the rise in waiting times for treatments highlighted in Saturday’s T&A.

Thanks to MP for supermarket efforts

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2:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - We would like to thank Mr Philip Davies MP for his efforts in speeding up the building of the proposed Aldi store in Bingley.

Shocking death toll in one-sided battle

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2:07pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - Once again the Jewish nation is taking every opportunity to kill Palestinian Arabs in Gaza.

Threat from Gaza's ‘free’ land

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2:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - Further to my previous letters, having just seen TV scenes of the protest with placards saying Free Gaza, protesters really must get their facts right.

Financial misery owing to 'bedroom tax'

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2:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - The Government’s spare room subsidy, (“bedroom tax”) appears to have plunged many tenants into financial difficulties.

Real Trojan Horse comes from fear of difference

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2:02pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SIR - What terrible crimes have been committed by the governors of Laisterdyke and Carlton Bolling that cause Bradford Council leader David Green to call for them to be replaced by an unelected executive board?

Tell the entire story on economy

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1:58pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – Here we go again, DS Boyes telling half a tale. (Letters, July 15).

Today's capitalism problem

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1:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – DS Boyes is only telling half the story when it comes to the so-called “Winter of Discontent” (Letters, July 15). This came about because the Labour government applied a prices and incomes policy that left wages lagging behind prices.

Commissioner: Road safety is a top priority

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1:55pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – Road safety is a major issue and that is why I have included it in my Police and Crime Plan as a new priority this year.

Time to consider a 'maximum wage'?

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1:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – With the news that executive pay has reached 162 times the average worker’s wage, following a 15% pay rise for the top 100 bosses in the UK, isn’t it time to consider a “maximum wage?”

Don’t dispose of Dad for better family life

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1:49pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – At last. The centre for Social Justice has come out and publicly stated that the demise of the traditional UK family and the growth of, what they call, the Disposable Dad, has in the past, is now, and will in the future, been the cause of a lot of child poverty and the breakdown of family values that we are currently experiencing in the UK.

We must act to prevent terrorism

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1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – I am writing to express my disgust and horror at the events taking place in Gaza. The Israelis have killed an estimated 170 people (mainly civilians and many children) and not a single Israeli has died. Yet our government remains silent and continues to back Israel.

Maybe Israel should not be the reason for protests

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1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SIR – Re: your article “Protesters call for Palestine ‘justice’” (T&A, July 14), Mr Galloway MP and the protesters could have saved themselves the trouble of protesting by advising Hamas to take the very easy action of stopping sending rockets into Israel and, if so, I suggest that Israel will not take any adverse action against Gaza.

‘None Of The Above’ errors

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1:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR - Once again your correspondent Mr Holmans has made some mistakes about the NOTA – ‘none of the above’ actions during the recent electoral conditions (Letters, July 12).

Learn the lesson of past strikes

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1:09pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – If anyone had any doubts about what this country would be like if Labour won the General Election next year, after the latest strike by the public sector workforce it should be crystal clear.

Throw a party for Breast Cancer Care

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1:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – The strawberry season has finally arrived and I’m writing to ask your readers to host a Strawberry Tea party for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK – wide specialist support charity. A Strawberry Tea is simple. Just spoil your guests with sweet treats, add some fragrant strawberries, keep the tea flowing and ask for a donation in return.

Government's 'do as I say, not as I do' hypocrisy

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12:59pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – There’s more than a touch of “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy in the views of government ministers.

Scarecrow success

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12:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR - May I through your columns pass on my appreciation, and I am sure, that of many residents of Queensbury, for this weekend’s Scarecrow Trail.

Tour weekend was a team effort

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12:55pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – Tour de France organiser Gary Verity has done a good job of bringing the cycle race to Yorkshire and like millions of other Yorkshire folk I enjoyed it immensely, but is there really any need to start making him a knight of the realm?

Tour profits should not be shared

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12:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – How disgusted was I to read of Yorkshire folk wanting a share of the profits from the ‘Tour de France’ although they lived nowhere near the chosen route and contributed absolutely nothing.

Six brown field sites ripe for building in Bradford

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12:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIR – Yet again there is an article (T&A, July 14) regarding building companies wanting to build on green belt land. I’d like to point out the following - six large brown field sites within the Bradford area:

Pressure is on for GPs

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4:59pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR – When is a GP not a doctor? Answer: When he/she is a ‘social worker’.

Job claims fall short

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4:58pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR – At the Regulatory and Appeals panel hearing (July 3) the modified application for the high tech business park (now known as Baildon Business Park) at Buck Lane was accepted virtually without question and without proper scrutiny, in spite of its proposed design being declared unviable by the council’s appointed marketing agent. (T&A, June 27).

On track with trains' wi-fi

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4:56pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR – News that about £90m is to be spent on improving internet access on trains, including routes into Leeds and Sheffield is music to my ears.

No cover-up this time

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4:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR – It is now public knowledge that a document on child abuse handed to the Home Secretary Leon Brittan back in the Eighties is now missing.

Two-state solution

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4:54pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR – Replying to A Holdsworth (T&A Letters, 10 July): Pre-1945, he says, ‘Palestine was a British protectorate and Israel did not exist’. ‘Palestine’ was, in fact, just a geographical description, inherited by Turkish.Israel, he says, was ‘a piece of Arab land’.

Animals' torment continues

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4:53pm Monday 14th July 2014

SIR–When this government came to power it pledged to reduce the number of animals used in vivisection. But the number of animal experiments in 2013 was the highest in nearly 30 years.



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