Free Press letters on politics, Brexit and a missing friend
An excellent constituency MP
Mr Charlesworth and Mr Walls are right to praise in your letters pages Sir John Hayes’ outstanding work as an excellent constituency MP and as the minister who more than any other championed practical education.
As the chairman of the City and Guilds of London Institute said, he has demonstrated an outstanding "understanding and knowledge of the challenges of vocational education and commitment to the cause".
The recognition he has received is truly warranted. In the words of Professor Abdel-Haq: "John Hayes is an exceptional politician and an exceptional man. He can take personal credit for changing tens of thousands of lives for the better." I was delighted too with the Focus newspaper he distributed as a wrap around to your newspaper. What a breath of fresh air to read a publication from a politician that is entirely positive – i.e no attacks on opponents, no sniping and no smears. Well done Sir John for keeping us up to date with your work and thank you for all you do.
Andrew Livsey via email
This is the will of the people
Mr Charlesworth (Readers' View) contests the fact that leaving the EU is the will of the people. The public voted by a clear majority for the UK to leave the EU. Apparently, Mr Charlesworth does not accept that 72 per cent of the electorate constitutes a statistically significant sample. I fear that most statisticians would beg to differ.
Trying to fin David Whitehouse
I've been trying to find the whereabouts of David Whitehouse, once of Holbeach St Marks - we lost lost contact 30 years ago.
If anyone can help, please email me on: email@example.com