'My Worcester woman shame'

SIR - I am rather ashamed to be Worcester woman.  Prior to the election being called I was prepared to wish Mrs. May well with her duties.

Contrary to what most of her colleagues wanted or thought was advisable, she called an election to boost support.

It proved to be an error of judgement. She had entered policies in the manifesto without discussion with her colleagues ignoring basic democracy for which this country is famed.

These policies such as the dementia tax, university fees, bringing back grammar schools led to her experiencing a decisive vote of no-confidence.

Evidently she had not prayed about this beforehand. These policies have all disappeared as have her credibility and her advisers.    David Davies and Philip Hammond now head up Brexit negotiations and hold this country’s fate in their hands.

Wendy Hands


'Young are not idiots'

SIR - John Phillpott deserves credit for reminding Worcester News readers that Tony Blair led this country into an illegal war against Iraq (‘Blair should have been brought to account at The Hague’, 20/5/17).

It is, therefore, a shame that he felt compelled to write a dreadful article about ‘the present crop of youngsters’.

In amongst several sweeping insults, he wrote of ‘the Bank of Mum and Dad’. I work with some of the ‘youngsters’ and I can tell you that Mr Phillpott’s comments do not relate to reality.

They are working incredibly hard to support themselves financially in addition to studying full-time. They are not entitled, ‘pampered’ or ‘idiots’.

If anything, they have more reason to hurl such labels at previous generations who have benefited from the welfare state and are prepared to see it disappear under the current government.

Neil Laurenson

Worcester Green Party

'Let’s ditch metrication'

SIR - Quantitatative easing.

Coming up to the anniversary of the referendum and as the Brexit talks start in earnest, it is time for the government to indicate how it intends to proceed with legalising Imperial measures to once again allow traders to sell apples by the pound and petrol by the gallon if they so wish.

For many of us, getting rid of compulsory Metrication was the main reason for voting to leave the EU.

It would be a disgrace if metric fetishists in the civil service were allowed to obstruct this noble aim leaving us only with the negative aspects of Brexit!

John Eoin Douglas


'Be very angry over tragedy'

SIR - This appalling tragedy in the death trap that was people’s homes is a national disgrace!

Be very angry but let us turn to that which is instrumental to all this in order to stop it.

The robotic May is a mere figurehead of a deadly system. One of its objectives is deregulation – remember the multiple deaths on the railways in the late 1990s.

The May’s of this world all voted to weaken regulation in order to please their true masters – the corporations. They are the problem.

Watch them now as they defect. The blame lies with them and their clones in local government.

Corbyn is correct, take into public ownership the 1000+ homes left idle by the plundering ‘rich’ and re-house people immediately in them.

In fact do the same in Britain for all the homeless. The ‘elites’ are being found out and I sense their evil system is ready to become history.

David Griffiths


'Be careful of chicken meat'

SIR - I read in the Worcester News about the contamination of supermarket chicken carcasses with the bug campylobacter.

These poor creatures are contaminated with faeces while still alive. Unfortunately the other day I saw a large lorry loaded with baby chickens going to slaughter.

Because of the crates they were in the chickens droppings in the top crates were falling onto the poor birds below.

Anyone who eats chicken meat should look on the Animal Save facebook pages.

Pauline Burgess


'Nurse gave good advice'

SIR - Whilst a temporary manager at the Paul Pry pub in Worcester an elderly gentleman came into the pub and introduced himself.

He had seen my name over the door as the temporary licensee and he was keen to tell me of his experience at the Metal Box Company in Worcester.

He was an employee of Metal Box and whilst at work one day he suffered an accident which resulted in a serious injury to his arm.

This was treated and dressed by my great aunt Ellen Regimbeau who was the nurse to the company for some thirty years. She not only treated him but gave him some good advice.

She told him,’Make sure you come to work even though you can only carry out light duties, that way the company will have to keep paying you’.

It was good advice which the gentleman appreciated as he continued to receive his wages.

Cllr. Brian Regimbeau