Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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"this country gives out money far too asily. People shouldn't rely on being given benefits

I SEE on the news today people who have lost their jobs, who I feel sorry for, are in the supermarkets looking for bargains. This is the thing that people, one parent families, low paid workers, and pensioners have done for years and now it is publicised that the rest have lost their jobs and are searching for bargains.

We have searched for bargains for years and that is what is happening in the North East at the present time. A, Newcastle.

I'VE been reading the Evening Chronicle regarding the family who have a big family of 11 children and they expect to have a bigger house. I think they would be better off if they had been given family planning and just made do with the two sets of children that they had with their previous relationships instead of bringing in another four in and expecting the council and taxpayers to keep them.

We had an Afghanistan woman who has had a lot of help with her house and credits and everything. I think this country gives out money far too easily. People shouldn't rely on being given countless benefits. If they want to have families, they have got to have the money to keep them. CM, Bensham.

THE latest so-called green initiative by more and more local councils up and down the country to switch off street lights overnight supposedly to reduce the so-called carbon footprint is the most ridiculous idea I have ever heard. It is obvious it will result in a huge increase in road accidents, pedestrian fatalities, muggings and sexual assaults and overnight domestic burglaries, not to mention car theft, car vandalism and vehicle arson.

Also it will mean many older people will be virtual prisoners in their own homes, frightened to go out at night. If the Government are so concerned about so-called global warming then why don't they switch off all TV channels overnight including breakfast television and also switch off lights in all buildings. This would be surely a much more logical solution than switching off street lighting and driving us back to the days of the Second World War blackout. …

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