Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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WHY not hammer wrong-doers with fines, so they cannot afford to drink? The laws are there already, so why don't police and courts use them?

HERE we go again "charge more for alcohol", "raise taxes", thereby punishing millions of law abiding people.

Why not hammer wrong-doers with fines, so they cannot afford to drink?

The laws are there already, so why don't police and courts use them?

I like many others can not afford to go to pubs at pounds 2.50 a pint.

I make do with a couple of cans in the house. I don't smoke, I can not afford pounds 6 a packet. I sit with my top coat on as I cannot afford to heat my house.

Raise my pension to the same level as Mr Craik's wages and you can treble the price of alcohol.

Prohibition does not work. Ask America.

While Mr Craik is on his soap box, why not ask for a dusk till dawn curfew?

I'm sure this will help his crime figures and he can sit in his police station all night as nobody will be on the streets. RS, Leam Lane, Gateshead.

REGARDING your comment about Radio Newcastle, why don't you tune into Radio Tyneside instead?

Hospital Radio on 1575 M/W and patient line. Wonderful team, so kind and considerate. They'll put a smile on your face and spring in your step.

Give them a listen, you will never tune to anything else. LH, Newcastle.

MB of Heaton was spot on about Radio Newcastle being a load of rubbish.

Overpaid boring presenters - now seems like a good time to close down Radio Newcastle. RL, Wallsend.

WITH reference to Wendy Morton, Tory candidate, (Chronicle, Wednesday, February 6) stating statistics since Labour came to power.

"Violent crime has doubled, gun killing is up 20 per cent, blade killings up by 18 per cent."

Could Wendy or any politician give us honest statistics, ie no party doctoring or spin, on the number of killings by whatever means for the years 1957 and 2007? …

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