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Let’s keep it positive
8:48am Tuesday 19th June 2012 in Readers' letters
SIR – At the recent Respect party conference held in Bradford, its newly-elected MP for Bradford West, George Galloway, called for what amounts to a Jarrow-style march to London in order to highlight the city’s problems.
The one thing Bradford does not need at this time is more adverse publicity – what is needed are the constructive ideas and proposals necessary to raise the city’s profile so that would-be investors can see that Bradford is worth their support.
No doubt mistakes have been made in the past, especially with the now infamous ‘Westfield Project’; whether Bradford Council are solely responsible for this debacle is open to conjecture, but what is needed is the life reinjected into a once-thriving city.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals are a prime example of an on-going success story, not just with the first-class treatment afforded on patients, but with the pioneering work being carried out regarding cancer treatment.
What Mr Galloway should be doing is putting his efforts into creating projects which will benefit the city and not hanging out the Council’s dirty washing for all and sundry to see.
Bradford can reattain its once-elevated position, but in order to do so it requires the great and the good as well as its ordinary citizens to make sure this sleeping giant does not become permanently comatose.
Stuart Jessop, Marsland Place, Thornbury Bradford