SIR - The excellent Comment article by Shipley MP Philip Davies (T&A, December 30) should be required reading for all the ratepayers of Bradford.

It encapsulates exactly why we are being so poorly served by the current Labour leadership who seem in no hurry to admit any fault in all that has happened.

Indeed, if Labour Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe had been running a private company instead of Bradford Council then she would surely have been dismissed long ago considering all the failings that have taken place on her watch.

That she is still in position tells us much about the rest of her Labour colleagues, and indeed her own lack of any personal responsibility.

Time to go, surely?

Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon