Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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Every time you see the television or put the radio on they're interviewing some poor pensioner who can't afford to put the heating on

I HAVE to say what a cheek DM from Jesmond has suggesting that unemployed people should clear paths during the winter, clean graffiti and teach asylum seekers how to speak English. I would just like to say to DM, if you are so concerned about asylum seekers speaking English I'm sure your command of the English language is sufficient for you to teach them. And I have to say many unemployed people are not unemployed through choice. D D, Beacon Lough.

I'M fed-up with the media interviewing all these poor pensioners who can't afford to put their heating on. These poor 80 year olds got pounds 400 towards heating, which is a vast sum of money. I myself qualify for pounds 250 for which I was most grateful.

Apparently I don't qualify for cold weather payments, but that's another story. But this pounds 400 was towards heating bills. If they spent it on Christmas presents for the family or other things it is now up to the family to pay their heating bills for them.

I think ifs disgusting. Every time you see the television or put the radio on they're interviewing some poor pensioner who can't afford to put the heating on, it's either heat or eat. Nonsense. I'm sure lots of people would have loved to have pounds 400 towards their heating bill.

A K, Benwell.

IN reply to JW of Washington and GB of Fenham in Friday night's Vent Your Spleen about nationalising the gas, water and electricity in Great Britain, have they not been aware that our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown is the saviour of the world and he can do anything he wants?

J W, Benton.

HASNT the latest Middle East crisis proved a point? However much Gordon Brown or his hapless foreign secretary David Miliband huff and puff, and whatever the views of the UN, the EU, Russia, India, China or the rest of the world, only the decisions of the mighty USA and its satellite Israel matters. …

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