Browsing All posts tagged under »tony delahoy«

Letter: Systems

November 10, 2014 by


Dear Editor An extract from a speech made in 1885: Capitalism. How long will we continue to tinker and patch at an inherently rotten system, although every attempt to remedy its defects will shed light on the way forward. When socialism becomes better understood, when its aims are seen not only to be beneficial but […]

Letter: lessons of the past will safeguard the future

September 26, 2014 by


Dear Editor This year, France, Belgium and Holland are celebrating the seventieth anniversary of their liberation. After all the time that has passed, their joy and gratiiude is expressed not only by the elderly who suffered the oppression of occupation but also by each succeeding generation – they joy can be seen and felt in […]

Letter: In the public interest

August 9, 2014 by


Dear Editor In the main, the wealth of the nation is represented by the amount of products made by the people of the UK. After paying wages and other costs the remainder is the owner’s profit, so it follows that the owner’s aim is to get as much produced for as little as possible; for […]

Letter: the lies behind the cuts

July 17, 2014 by


Dear Editor Councils and all public organisations have had drastic funding cuts, leading to a reduction in service provision. Funding cuts have been imposed on other organisations that provide necessary additional services to the public in many forms; these organisations rely heavily on volunteers, backed up by a few paid staff working to their physical […]

Letter: Normandy and the lessons learned

July 4, 2014 by


Dear Editor So many important anniversaries occur in 2014, being recalled with differing emotions. As a Normandy veteran I hope the following words will contribute to a peaceful world … To remember and celebrate is not to glorify militarism but to show the united will of people for a peaceful world. It is so important […]

Letters: Word Play

June 2, 2014 by


Dear Editor Most people now believe – with justification – that privatisation is a backward step, where provision of services in most cases comes second to making profits, yet the government and some local authorities are still selling off services. They are aware that the word ‘privatisation’ is a ‘no-no’ so the term now used […]

Letter: Protecting our Parents – who cares?

April 28, 2014 by


Dear Editor Part two of the BBC programme Protecting our Parents, shown on 24 April, revealed the inadequacy of all-round care provision for the elderly. All staff shown were indeed caring but handicapped by having to work within existing rules and funding constraints. A disturbing feature was the ‘test’ by a psychologist to determine the […]

Letters: protecting our parents

April 24, 2014 by


Dear Editor The first part of the BBC programme Protecting our Parents, screened on 17 April, was very moving, highlighting situations of caring that could face the parents of anyone. Parents are individuals with thoughts, feelings and wishes: in short they are human beings in vulnerable situations. As illustrated in the programme gentle but subtle […]

Letter: Need before greed

April 4, 2014 by


Dear Editor Particularly during and since the Thatcher times people have been encouraged to think only of themselves. It has the divisive effect – which was it’s intention – of tearing people away from their natural instinct of caring for others. The evidence that the policy of looking after number one is the wrong thing […]

Letter: Attacks on quality of life must be resisted

March 17, 2014 by


Dear Editor In the past, many things were struggled for to enhance the quality of life. National Parks, Green Belts, local parks, sports fields, libraries, museums, rights of way, etc, etc. Recent times have seen all of the things mentioned above – and more – threatened, closed, built on, sold to developers. Added to that, […]