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YOUR VIEW: ‘MP selective in quotes from Edmund Burke’

MP John Hayes is, as ever, selective in his quotes from Edmund Burke, a radical Whig pragmatic politician and political sage. Burke, a democrat believing that ‘the people are the masters’ and ‘that people are the legislature’.

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Pennygate Foundation under fire from resident.

YOUR VIEW: Pennygate Foundation - two sides to the coin

I refer to your front page article in the Spalding Guardian of February 2. While I recognise that the Pennygate Foundation is a very good idea and the work it does is excellent, I must take Brenda Wickham to task when she says she does not understand about planning permission.

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The Pennygate Foundation

LETTER: Pennygate Foundation should not be here anyway

Further to your article in the Spalding Guardian last Thursday; I am a resident with my own home in Meadowgate Lane which is very close to the Pennygate Foundation and the windows at the back of my home overlook the rear of the business.

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Coun Malcolm Chandler

LETTER: Vital that ASB is reported

I was pleased to see the positive response to the pre-Christmas introduction of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to replace the former Designated Place Protection Order in Spalding town centre.

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John Hayes MP

LETTER: Let’s not sanitise our history

Now, now John, let’s not sanitise our history (MP’s column, Free Press, Jan 24 – ‘We have what it takes to succeed’).

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A train passes through Spalding

LETTER: Spalding needs to fight for a better train service

As a frequent visitor to Spalding I find train services to south Lincolnshire are limited.

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John Hayes MP

LETTER: Government is not above the law

I was dismayed to read the article of our MP John Hayes in the Free Press of January 31 and his implicit criticism of the Supreme Court, describing it as “…a body conjured up by Tony Blair…”

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LETTER: District council has never listened

LETTER: District council has never listened

We have just seen your article concerning ‘Approval is recommended for Gosberton homes development’.

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Theresa May

LETTER: May has signed up to ‘poodle status’

Now that British Premier Theresa May has become the latest in a long line of her predecessors to sign us up to ‘poodle status’ regarding the trans-Atlantic relationship with America, it’s time to think a little more seriously about this lady.

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The unveiling of Joseph Hillier's Spalding Sculpture Trail
 last April

YOUR VIEW: Seven new sculptures in Spalding

It was most encouraging to read your columnist Guardian Angel’s paragraph about the “delightful little sculptures” in the last Spalding Guardian. As both the town centre features you enjoyed were the initiatives of the Civic Society, I think I can answer your queries.

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Theresa May

YOUR VIEW: ‘America first’ not a new policy

The Prime Minister has said that ‘no deal’ would be better than a bad deal for a Britain leaving the EU

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Sir Halley Stewart Field

YOUR VIEW: Anyone can hire field

With reference to a letter published in last week’s Spalding Guardian from Geoff Taylor of Spalding Forge headed: ‘Council should start asking’... I would like to draw attention to an inaccurate statement in said letter.

Mr Taylor asks, and I quote: “Why does the council support the football team at the Sir Halley Stewart Field to the tune of £50,000?”

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John Hayes MP

YOUR VIEW: Referendum definitely not needed

I agree entirely with John Hayes’ assertion that a second referendum on ‘Brexit’ is not only unnecessary, but it is an abuse of the original referendum, and very similar to the ones in Ireland, where they were insisted upon by the EU, until they got the result they wanted.

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Inspector Jo Reeves

YOUR VIEWS: Stop hiding behind Spalding street drinking ‘perception’

I understand a new scheme aimed at cracking down on street drinking and other anti-social behaviours in Spalding town centre has been launched.

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John Hayes MP

YOUR VIEW: We haven’t got a hope at all

John Hayes comments (in his MP’s column last week) on Andrew Haldane’s prophecy that exiting the EU would have a detrimental and immediate impact. He then goes on to state Haldane’s prediction was wholly inaccurate.

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Sutton Bridge village sign

YOUR VIEW: Please clean up after your dogs poo

Two people this week shared their disgust with me over the increase in dog fouling on pavements and litter in our local streets.

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Teresa May

YOUR LETTERS: Much needed clarity over Brexit

Prime Minister Teresa May has provided much needed clarity in her Brexit speech where she set out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives.

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David Whyte has also complained about the pool

YOUR LETTERS: Spalding pool is so shoddy

It is high time councillors took action over the cleanliness and state of Spalding Pool and other leisure facilities in the area. How councillors have the nerve to announce a proposed £2.7m facelift of council offices when such shoddy facilities exist purely beggars belief and shows the arrogance and disrespect towards council tax payers and the residents of South Holland.

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NHS

YOUR LETTERS: Not always a ‘duty of candour’ with the NHS

The media is full of stories about the unprecedented pressures on the NHS and particularly in our hospitals. Overcrowded hospitals can of course be more dangerous for patients and unfortunately we have been here before. However, unlike some earlier years, ministers have made it clear that waiting time targets must not come before safety. In addition there is now a ‘duty of candour’ on the NHS to be open and transparent in their dealings with patients.

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PETA wants to erect this memorial at the site where the pigs died.

YOUR LETTERS: A case of double standards over pig deaths?

Uproar at the premature but accidental death of some pigs (killed in an accident on A16 recently – editor) but not a peep out of anyone about the brutal and deliberate act of hare coursing.

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