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Letters: protecting our parents

April 24, 2014 by

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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

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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

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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, […]

PEP: Twenty five not out

March 9, 2014 by

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PEP volunteer Tony Delahoy highlights a local community organisation which marks an important milestone this year: Nationally, this year many important dates and events will be recalled with mixed emotions – they should not be passed over in silence. Locally in North Edinburgh, an important milestone was reached in February. Pilton Equalities Project (PEP) will […]

Letter: People, not commodities

January 24, 2014 by

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Dear Editor Despite the massive potential wealth of the UK, around two million people are unemployed, causing great hardship, depression and a loss of dignity.┬áIf people are willing to work, and the materials needed are available, what then is the problem and what can be done about it? We live under a system of capitalism […]

Letter: Trick or treat?

January 7, 2014 by

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Dear Editor The announcement by Cameron that pensioners’ incomes will be protected from inflation for the “life of the next Parliament” sounds okay, you may think, but then what? There is no doubt that other ‘benefits’ as he says, will be cut; from whom? The younger working people struggling now to make ends meet or […]

Letter: say ‘no’ to pig factory farm

January 6, 2014 by

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Dear Editor It has taken many years of public pressure to get improved conditions for factory-farmed chickens, even after their horrendous treatment was exposed. The vast majority of people who agree all animals should be treated with care will be horrified to learn of a proposal being put to Derbyshire County Council by Midland Pig […]