Letters: Don’t blame Jo Swinson for Labour and the Tories’ failures

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Letters: Don’t blame Jo Swinson for Labour and the Tories’ failures


I’ve listened to Jo Swinson on the radio and on tv over the previous couple of weeks and I’ve been very impressed by her braveness and fluency within the face of very – even overly – aggressive interviewing.

The Lib Dems’ ill-advisedly entered right into a coalition with a poisonous Tory get together who set about destroying each Clegg and his get together. Why aren’t the Tories criticised for pupil loans? The Lib Dem promise was given within the occasion of a majority authorities, not as a sideshow in a coalition.

Our most important political events have accomplished far worse than the scholar mortgage debacle, in any case.

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Labour indulged the unions within the 1970s, to our huge detriment. Additionally they invaded Iraq, tragically and illegally.

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The Tories have overseen 10 years of austerity on the dishonest foundation of Labour financial failure once they know there was a worldwide monetary collapse. Sajid Javid left Deutsche Financial institution in 2009 so is aware of all in regards to the world monetary collapse firsthand. 

The Tories have destroyed lives by way of their antipathy to public companies, by way of the poor implementation of common credit score, by way of their immigration coverage, by way of their perspective in the direction of the Windrush technology and to refugees, by way of their extreme cuts to public companies, by way of their heartless oversight of a large enhance in little one poverty and in homelessness… and extra.

And nonetheless, Swinson is shouted down for pupil loans. Why is that so unforgivable in comparison with the a number of, huge failings of Labour and Conservatives?

Beryl WallLondon W4

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A voter leaves with their canine Lilly, after casting their vote at a polling station in Church

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A voter carries his canine with a pro-EU sticker on his coat on the polling station at Pakeman Major Faculty

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Millie sporting a Christmas outfit at a polling station

Lewis MacDonald by way of AP

3/24 Northumberland

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Twm sporting a Christmas hat at a polling station

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A canine dressed as a bee at a polling station

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A canine stands subsequent to a polling station sign up Hartlepool

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7/24 Stalybridge

A canine sporting a pink go well with accompanies its proprietor to a polling station

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8/24 Hove

A canine sits exterior a polling station

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9/24 London

A canine waits exterior a polling station

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10/24 Glasgow

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11/24 London

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12/24 Walthamstow, London

A canine sits exterior a polling station

Richard Gaywood by way of Reuters

13/24 London

A canine is tied as much as railings exterior St John’s parish corridor polling station

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14/24 Hull

A canine waits exterior a polling station in Hull

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15/24 North London

A canine, sporting a raincoat, waits for its proprietor to return exterior a polling station

16/24 Brighton

Kiki and Yoko depart a polling station with their proprietor

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses exterior Methodist Corridor polling station as he solid his vote with canine Dilyn

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18/24 Oxford

A canine seems to be out of the door of a laundrette, arrange as a polling station

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19/24 Brighton

A voter leaves with their canine Lilly, after casting their vote at a polling station in Church

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A canine accompanies its proprietor to a polling station

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A voter leaves with their canine after casting their vote at a polling station in Church

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Lily the dachshund stands on the entrance of a polling station on the Hove Museum and Artwork Gallery

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Canine Ozzy at a polling station

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Hiding from democracy

The Tory get together’s behaviour throughout this election marketing campaign has been an absolute shame.

They’ve lied to and misled the citizens all through, and proceed to cover from public scrutiny, notably Boris Johnson. Some mainstream media protection, notably the BBC’s, has been disappointing too. 

After the fridge debacle, any Johnson sympathisers critically must ask themselves what sort of statesman would select to cover fairly than face questions by journalists. Is that this the person we’re presupposed to belief to barter a commerce take care of the EU on our behalf?

Time and time once more we’ve been informed that this vote is about nothing however getting Brexit accomplished, and that we’ll by no means have to listen to the phrases Brexit once more post-2020. That, too, is a lie.

Michel Barnier informed a non-public assembly that the UK’s 11-month timetable to wrap up commerce talks by 2021 is unrealistic, and that negotiations will drag on till lengthy after the following 12 months. I’m positive it will likely be longer if Johnson is concerned.

If nothing else, during the last eight weeks, Johnson has confirmed himself unfit to steer the Tory get together, not to mention the nation. We now have accomplished nothing to deserve him for 5 minutes, by no means thoughts the following 5 years.

Julie PartridgeLondon SE15 

Getting Brexit accomplished

I used to be happy to learn that Michel Barnier has lastly put that inaccurate thought of reaching a commerce take care of the EU in eleven months the place it belongs – within the Tories’ dustbin of lies about “getting Brexit accomplished” swiftly and simply.

However I concern it is perhaps too late. After we get up on Friday, will this ghastly charade have borne fruit for Boris Johnson and allowed him a majority? I personally really feel although that the citizens could have been extra savvy than this and he may need overplayed his duplicitous hand. Right here’s sincerely hoping, but it surely is perhaps a case of consuming my finest wedding ceremony hat!

Judith A DanielsGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk 

Pink is for Hazard

By no means have the alternatives been extra severe as they current themselves on this election.

It’s not a case of Depart or Stay; left or proper; conventional bias or persuasion – no, that is much more severe.

What we now have on this election is a fundamental alternative between proper and incorrect.

How might our nation be run by somebody who has proven an extended, clear affiliation with our enemies; somebody who embraces far-left ideology that will destroy and degrade our nation?

Beneath the believable, gentle, cheap exterior we now have a sinister thrust at British values which have been fought for over generations, a menace to nationwide safety, an intent to destroy companies that underpin our economic system and a deep undermining of relationships with America, shrouded in a intentionally deceptive lack of readability.

It’s unthinkable that Britain might grow to be communist however that’s the actuality we face.

Look deeper than the floor right here and recognize what the risks actually are earlier than it’s too late.

Kevin MichelPerth

For Our Futures Sake communicate to EU nationals who can’t vote within the normal election

Aung San Suu Kyi and genocide

The notion that there was no genocide perpetrated in the direction of the Rohingya Muslim group in Myanmar baffles me.

That is an utter insult to the 1000’s who proceed to sacrifice their wellbeing, lives and livelihoods on the altar of peace and freedom worldwide. It’s much more poignant that it coincided with the Human Rights Day, one other event to recollect the anonymous heroes who work selflessly within the service of others.

Allow us to pay homage to Kashmiris, Palestinians, Syrians and Burmese amongst others whose voices are being stifled, wants are neglected and human rights to entry well being, schooling, shelter, meals, electrical energy and water are frequently trampled upon by the businesses of nationalist, fascist, authoritarian and far-right governments.

Their braveness, ethical readability and willpower will proceed to encourage us to proceed our lengthy march in the direction of human emancipation and dignity.

Dr Munjed Farid Al QutobLondon NW2 



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