Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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"They could complain about gun crime, knife rime, anti-social behaviour, muggings etc, but their low mentality only allows them to have a dig at pensioners

I HAVE read in the press and seen on TV our Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is a Scotsman, saying that immigrants should be able to speak English before being given a job in our country.

I can recollect being a National Serviceman in the 1950s when we had an intake of 48 Scotsmen at Catterick Camp and I was asked to be an interpreter because the captain was from the South of England and was interviewing the lads for their next of kin and he could not understand one word these lads from Scotland said. I thought, myself as a Geordie, he would not understand me, but he did.

JW, Benton.

I HAVE just read the letter from John Harwood of St James Court, Sunderiand Road, Gateshead's, titled Dust it off.

He's whinging because Newcastle City Council has actually got the temerity to clean their streets. I've heard everything now.

Does he not know that Newcastle is a 24-hour city? And Newcastle likes to keep its streets clean.

He says the machines spew out fumes, well they probably do but I happen to know their machines are all brand new state-of-the-art, so thafs a highly unlikely premise as well.

Newcastle's a 24-hour city, not a two-minute pass through to somewhere else.

DR, Scotswood.

I WAS appalled to read the comment made by JR of Gateshead about pensioners' 'lavish lifestyles' as he or she put it, by using their free passes on buses.

Since when has travelling on a bus been classed as a lavish lifestyle?

What else are pensioners supposed to use their free passes for other than travelling by bus? It has nothing to do with JR as to whether they take grandchildren, dogs, cats, monkeys or whatever.

He or she says they have better things to do with their time, yes such as making stupid vindictive comments to Vent Your Spleen. …

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