I write after studying your quick story in final evening’s Gazette that the council had refused demolition of Hartes for a carpark on the nook of Waterloo Highway/Bond Avenue (‘Council’s no to automobile park’, Gazette, April 21).
This constructing is falling down and, fairly actually, is a shame to anybody visiting the world. I had Tracie’s Tuck-In for greater than 30 years, transferring into Bond Avenue in 1976, when the road was a thriving buying space together with Waterloo Highway.
Now take a look at the world: Bond Avenue has so many empty retailers, whereas Waterloo Highway has misplaced the Submit Workplace. You’d assume that a carpark on this space would convey in additional enterprise.
It might be good to know the rationale the council refused the demolition and the automobile park plan earlier than somebody will get harm by one thing falling off the crumbling constructing and on to their heads.
I don’t need to see information from the US
Am I alone in being completely hacked off by blanket protection of US politics and politicians, ever since Donald Trump mentioned that he would run for President?
Consider the Impeachment hearings, the Supreme Court docket nominations, the protection of the riots Black Lives Issues impressed.
The Derek Chauvin trial had blanket protection. It’s an American trial in an American court docket and it’s for the American judicial system to deal with. Non-People haven’t any say, however the BBC and Sky appear to neglect this.
Voters on this nation have a lot to concern them, the pandemic, the grief it has wrought, the sure massive rise in unemployment as furlough monies dry up, hospital ready occasions – all such hit us right here.
It’s, I counsel, a time to ask simply what number of correspondents the BBC has within the US in present monetary circumstances.
Ensure that they won’t be on low salaries and bills and allowances, paid for by the licence price holders. Sky shareholders not less than know they’ll elevate such points.
How a few native MP asking?
Church has work to do on racism
It was very disturbing to witness the experiences of sure folks within the Anglican ministry within the latest BBC Panorama programme, ‘Is the church racist?’
Within the interview with Archbishop Cottrell, no point out was made from his predecessor Dr Sentamu, who was held within the highest esteem and love and was certainly some of the profitable and efficient Archbishops of York. A baffling omission.
I converse as a Catholic, and former Anglican.
I can actually say I’ve witnessed little, if any, racist attitudes in my very own church so far as laity is anxious. Individuals are accepted within the Catholic church in a pure and common means no matter their background. I feel I’m secure in saying the identical applies to most church denominations within the UK.
I do keep in mind, nonetheless, working in an Anglican neighborhood within the Seventies the place private feedback (not racist, however actually upsetting and private) the place made to me by quite a lot of folks which tarnished my expertise there.
As somebody mentioned to me years later with the irony of expertise, “You may’t beat a great slender thoughts”. The Church stays a deeply human, flawed establishment, and should battle, with God’s assist, to rectify points like racism and covert bullying nonetheless it manifests itself.
Sir Keir must be extra optimistic
I discover within the press that Sir Keir Starmer is benefiting from tough occasions and insulting the Tory Occasion re legislation and order. He appears to be a previous grasp of kicking a person when he’s down.
The British public will rue the day in the event that they ever elect him and the Labour Occasion into energy.
Sir Keir Starmer by no means appears in a position to say something optimistic or refreshing and new. He’s a grasp of the expression hindsight is a superb factor.
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