Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Your Cannot Print Letters You Don't Get; VOICE OF THE NORTH

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Your Cannot Print Letters You Don't Get; VOICE OF THE NORTH

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I READ Sebastian McGill's comments with delight (Voice of the North, October 30). The words he used were finely chosen, but his aim was wide of the mark.

He claims The Journal's coverage is biased and the opinions expressed were supportive of the Labour Party. I am a regular contributor and I openly declare that I don't like the Tories, but I'm not a Labour supporter either.

If people choose not to write in support of the slash and burn tactics of the coalition to you, I wonder what Mr McGill expects you to do. Act like a politician and manufacture the letters? He goes on to say the Institute for Fiscal Studies should not be listened to, but I note he conveniently forgets that George, Dave, Danny and Vince all constantly quote any similar organisation that supports the actions they take. Does he, in the fairness that he speaks of, contact them and ask them to refrain from taking a particular point of view and using it? I notice Mr McGill promotes the Tory line that it was Labour who caused the credit crunch. …

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