SIR - Steve Wilson (T&A letters, July 17) comments on Bradford once again being portrayed as "the backside of the earth". He went on to point out various reasons as to why the city has simply gone downhill over the last 20 years or more.

We then have Labour Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe in the same paper telling us how brilliant the Bradford district and its people are.

Does she really think that this is the view of the majority of the residents of our city, or is she just still wearing her rose-tinted spectacles whilst Bradford continues on its downward spiral?

Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon