Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

BNP Members Do Not Speak for Me

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

BNP Members Do Not Speak for Me

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I think the BNP is a cancer which prays on people's unfounded fears.

I hope the people of the North East realise how evil they are - the lowest of the low.

They pick on anyone or any group of people who are different.

The BNP does not speak for me or, I think, for the sensible and reasonable electorates who live in the areas in which the BNP is standing.

I think we should send them back to where they belong - under the rock where they come from.

I do not think the BNP should be allowed to take over our flag as it is racist and the flag belongs to the good people of this country, not the narrow-minded idiots of that so-called party.

ISABEL CHAPMAN, Benwell.

Councillor is due respect

IT'S election time and Liberal Democrat opportunism abounds.

Coun Greg Stone (Your Shout, April 22) makes a slur against my colleague Nigel Todd, one of the most committed multiculturalists I know, which is as sad as it is unnecessary.

But I think Greg demonstrates his ignorance of what the city council is actually doing to support the ambitions of several organisations within the city. Let me make it plain that the council has supported major proposals from at least four minority ethnic organisations to develop ambitious plans for facilities serving not just Muslims, but all the minority ethnic communities in the city.

But that is all we have done, supported proposals. They all have a long way to go before they can be realised.

The fire station is, in case you had not noticed, Greg, still a fire station. Perhaps the site might work out for one of the proposals, but no promise has been made to anyone.

Unlike the Liberal Democrats, Labour only makes promises when it can keep them. COUN PETER THOMSON, Elswick ward.

A most foul dog problem

AS our towns and cities increasingly suffer from environmental problems concerning cars, waste collection and management, pollution etc., it is sometimes therapeutic to visit country estates and National Trust properties, which are usually well-run and controlled.

But judging from one such visit to Bishop Auckland, where in the past town and country appeared to live in peaceful co-existence, it seems this is no longer so. …

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