Where's opposition?

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:23pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

THE commonest complaint about British politics is that the parties are all the same.

At odds with Mike

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:22pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

MIKE Spry continues to assert that the forerunners of the Trade Union existed prior to 1900, a point with which I whole heartedly agree, where we are at odds is in his incorrect assertion that the Labour Party has existed for over 200 years and that with the Trade Unions are solely responsible for 'bringing the people in the UK a better and longer life'.

UK is 'a soft touch'

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:21pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

MR Webb recently asked about compassion for those fleeing the world and seeking to come to this country to apply for asylum and seek refuge from terror in these countries, Ms Le Coyte also made reference to this situation, I wonder if they will comment on the following which has come to light over the weekend.

God bless, Micky

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 I JUST read the passing of Micky Kight in the Swindon Advertiser (31/8/15).

Guide dog 'thankyou'

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:18pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

SWINDON Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to thank everyone who came along to our “Great British Classic Charity Night” at The Crown, Stratton, Swindon which raised an excellent £695.

Defending zero hour contracts

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:14pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 OF course zero hours contracts (comment August 2929th Aug) are no use to anyone who is relying on them to provide their main source of income; but there are several circumstances where they can be helpful to both employer and employee.

Thanks to care team

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:35pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 MAY I, through the letter page of the Swindon Advertiser, take this opportunity to thank the SEQOL, care, health, support, team, Rachel, Jasmine and colleagues for their practical help, support and advice?

A contrast of opinions

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:34pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

IT’S BEEN a long time since I’ve written to the Advertiser and it’s not often that I agree with J Adams.

You fund them yourself

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:32pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 RE: 'Show compassion', (Advertiser, Saturday, August 27), from Martin Webb.

Immigration is an issue

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:27pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 MARTIN Webb is undoubtedly a man who has a limitless amount of compassion for the people he defines as escaping war and conflict, but he spoils his letter (Saturday, August 27) by allowing his own prejudices to come to the fore.

Dispelling some myths

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:25pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 RECENT letters describing the migrants in Calais as “scroungers”, “intruders” or “knife-wielding young men”, whose main purposes in trying to reach the UK is to access our benefits system, reflect the many myths and lies about asylum seekers peddled by sections of our media.

Grim reality of life

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:46pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 HAVE you ever asked yourself: why are there immigrants? The real question hasn’t been asked. People do not want to face reality.

Benefits of walking

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:45pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 HOT on the heels of researchers saying that increased physical activity can help prevent or delay dementia comes a further study showing that it can also improve the mood of people with arthritis when they are feeling fatigued.

Nothing ever changes

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:42pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 DES Morgan’s letter (The Adver, August 21) was headed "Nobody wants poverty". Sorry, Des, yes they do! In many economic theories a key tool to control inflation is high unemployment, known to create poverty.

Helping the unfortunate

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:41pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 IN reply to Steve Nibbs' totally ridiculous jibe at myself and Mark Webb that maybe we should concrete over the parks and gardens in order to build accommodation for all these migrants that are beating a path to our shore.

Arguments make sense

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:39pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 AS usual it was delightful to see yet another "down to earth" and common sense contribution to the letters page by Axmed Bahjad such as was "In Support of Jeremy" (The Adver, August 29)SA 29th August.

Bloated House of Lords

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:38pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

DAVID Cameron has just appointed 45 new peers to the House of Lords.

Outstanding service

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:52pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 I WAS delighted to see your report of MP Justin Tomlinson’s visit to Swindon Talking Newspaper in Friday’s paper, for I feel this is a much underrated charity.

Horizon appears bleak

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:51pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

IN reply to Tom Horwat, (Adver, August 25) If you have internet access, Tom, type in ‘immigrants wielding knives at Calais’ and you will find numerous reports on this — The Sun, Daily Mail and Telegraph to mention but a few.

Storm clouds gathering

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:49pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

IS nothing sacred under this government?

Call for autism heroes

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:48pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 THE National Autistic Society is looking for local autism heroes.

In support of Jeremy

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:01pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 Why I support Jeremy Corbyn: 1. He has all the good policies to be a great leader.

Plea for diabetics

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

DIABETES UK is hoping to hear from people who are interested in talking about their experiences of being pregnant and having gestational diabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.

This is no easy option

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:59pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

My GOODNESS, Jeffrey Adams, to which obscure branch of Christianity do you profess to belong?

It’s not very sporting

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:58pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 MY MP Justin Tomlinson says he is passionate about sport, but he ought to hang his head in shame about football facilities in the town.

Nothing ever changes

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:56pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 AFTER reading about the adultery web site Ashley Madison being exposed by hackers, I thought to myself, nothing much changes regarding the patterns of human behaviour.

Obeying the land's laws

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:30pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

 IN REPLY to the letter from Martin Webb, I can confirm I have compassion, that is compassion for my fellow countrymen.

Intelligence insulted

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:16pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

MAY I put a serious question to the Right Honourable member for Swindon South, Robert Buckland. Which I hope he will reply to on these pages.

No Christian charity

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:26pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

AS A regular reader of this newspaper I have come to note that the very same people who so proudly profess to be devout Christians are the ones most likely to express the most hateful, intolerant views, particularly in relation to the immigration issue.

Disparity in benefits

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:25pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

I JUST read that an asylum seeker with children is able to claim up to £147.80 per week in support benefits. A friend of mine will shortly be receiving the state pension of £116, for which he has worked and paid taxes and NI contributions for over 44 years, as well as having served in the armed forces.

Blair will be judged

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:24pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

THE complete farce regarding the Chilcot Inquiry into the British invasion of Iraq under the falsehood of having weapons of mass destruction drags on and on at the expense of the public purse to the tune of ten million pounds. It has now lasted six years.

Tories unfair advantage

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:23pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

SO, it’s official. It must be so if the former Governor of the Bank of England and the Head of the IMF say so. The financial crisis that engulfed the world from 2008 was just that. Unfortunately, the Conservative Party in this country saw this as an opportunity to inflict electoral damage on the Labour Party which they did to their advantage in 2010 and 2015, even though they knew it was less than the whole truth to call the resulting recession Labour’s which the town MPs were keen to do. But hey, never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Get on bandwagon

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:23pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

I READ Brian Mattock’s Thursday column with interest as I am looking for something noisy to listen to on Sunday afternoon, and the Wroughton Silver Band should be just the ticket.

Unions lacked power

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:18pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

AFTER some due consideration on whether to respond to yet another Adver letter from David Collins on more or less the same anti-trade union subject, I have decided to, as he still does not seem to have grasped the point that I was endeavouring to make to him in my original response, considering he is still adamant that the Swindon Railway Works Committee of the early 1970s promised to save his job and those of others.

Event is cause for pride

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:17pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

CAMPAIGNING and promoting the work of Amnesty International like I have done at a number of Swindon and Wiltshire Pride Events, it always has memorable highlights.

Not very chuffed

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:12pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

IT IS often said that only the best is good enough for the Queen and this is no doubt why Her Majesty will be hauled by a steam locomotive as she opens the Borders Railway.

Be sure to hydrate

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:11pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

I HAVE recently seen a rise in the number of patients suffering from confusion, hallucinations, dizziness and falls.

Run for good cause

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:09pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

THERE is still time to brave the prestigious Bristol Half Marathon to help people living with cancer.

Development query

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:09pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

ON AUGUST 4, following a couple of TV media broadcasts with Coun Perkins, I went to the Adver website and looked at their Swindon news slot.

The rich just get richer

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:08pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

IN ANSWER to my letter, Des Morgan focuses on the wrong question (Adver, August 3). He limits his answer to one small section of the crisis timeline, not the full episode, not the history.

Time travel experience

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:07pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

ON MY normal commute heading towards Westfield Way on August 10, I noticed information signs saying it would be closed from August 13-21.

Consider special needs

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:06pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

I WAS initially surprised to read the comments from Chris Humphreys (Adver, August 8), concerning the Regent Circus shared crossing.

Roundabout fiasco

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:03pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

AS USUAL, I approached the Bruce Street roundabout with fear and trepidation, but today took the biscuit. I was at the crossing and on my left was the funniest sight I have seen in years.

Now we're on a roll

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:03pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

OLD does not mean bored! You may like to see our website, bmpetanque.org.uk, and an account of our impromptu boules event held on July 31 at the National Trust HQ/Outlet Village.

Casino for burglars

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:02pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

ROLL up, roll up to the burglars' secret casino convention. Not in Las Vegas or even Las Palma. In any area in Great Britain. Swag bags to the side, jemmies beside them.

Grateful to care home

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

1:00pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

I CANNOT express how glad my family and I are of the excellent praise and gaining a "Good" by the Care Quality Commission given to the team at Fessey House.

A victory for justice

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:59pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

THE news that mesothelioma sufferers contracting the killer disease as a result of negligent employers will not now have to pay thousands of pounds in legal fees to bring a claim is brilliant news for those living with asbestos-related cancers.

Polio fight continues

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:58pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

AS THE CEO of national charity The British Polio Fellowship, I am delighted to announce that one of the biggest days in the charity’s year, PPS Day is to be hosted by the prestigious National Assembly For Wales.

They're not scroungers

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:57pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

HE IS just an ordinary man, married and with two young children. An ordinary man similar to most of the others in the village where he lives.

It's too soon for praise

This Is Wiltshire: Partyocracy rules

12:56pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

ONCE again I am afraid I have to take issue with the comments by Justin Tomlinson in your paper regarding the town’s University Technical College.








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