Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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"Let's not delude ourselves, a large number of Post Offices have not been making a profit for years, costing the taxpayer millions

I WOULD just like to say how much I agree with JA of Gateshead, Chronicle, September 1. As JA says these idiots voting Labour don't know what they are voting for and. I hope Labour gets a good kick out of the door at the next election. We need someone in Government that knows what they are doing. SR, Leam Lane.

REGARDING the credit crunch mentioned in the Chronicle, it isn't a credit crunch, it's a recession.

TTM, (A pensioner).

BARRY Flux from North East Conservatives is going on about Post Office closures, but let's not delude ourselves, a large number of Post Offices have not been making a profit for years, costing the taxpayer millions. Senior citizens and other groups receiving pensions and benefits now prefer to have them paid into banks and building society accounts. The role of the Post Office has changed dramatically and I suspect the Tories, had they been in office, would have closed many more than Labour.

NS, Gateshead.

I LIVE in Leeds and travel to Newcastle a lot. I have a seven-year-old daughter, and it makes me very angry that I can't buy a child day rider for my daughter. Stagecoach said that I have to live in the area to purchase a child day rider. I can get one anywhere else, in Leeds I don't even need a Metro Card to buy the day rider, so why can't I buy one in Newcastle? It's maddening.

ELLA, Leeds

SURELY after the flooding of most of Great Britain during the last couple of weeks, the Government should be spending more money on flooded areas? And where was our Prime Minister? Did he see for himself the people he represents and the damage and distress the flooding has caused to them?

JW, Newcastle.

I AM incensed at the treatment of Metro passengers. I know we can't control the amount of rain we have had, but plans should be in force to deal with extreme weather. This is not the first time Metros have been cancelled and no bus service laid on. …

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