CHRISTINE McNickle should not feel gutted about the hate mail put on her 4x4 (“Hate mail blames flood on owner of 4x4 car” Examiner, January 30). You should feel pity for the faceless coward who did not have the backbone to tell you face to face.
Hate mailers should get a grip or therapy. The floods had nothing to do with climate change, but blocked drains, rivers and waterways not being dredged and planning departments allowing building on flood plains. So sleep tight Christine, because I know the sad little person who hate mailed you won’t be sleeping well, but festering after reading this letter.
Tell No 10 instead!
I WAS surprised that those people who wrote the letter blaming Mrs McNickle for the flooding in Armitage Bridge didn’t instead want to take the letter to 10 Downing Street or, cheaper still, put it in an envelope and post it to the PM.
I am sure the PM has a bigger car than the one driven by Mrs McNickle.
Start of the Holocaust
I READ with great interest the article in the Examiner (January 26) about the Holocaust commemoration held in Huddersfield Town Hall.
Historically, the Holocaust referred to the activities in the concentration camp, built by the Germans in the Polish town of Oswiecim during the occupation of Poland and renamed Auschwitz.
In the first stages Polish intelligensia were eliminated there in a crude way, by pouring cold water over the prisoners leaving them to stand hours in a temperature of -32ºC.
Later the method was much more sophisticated, gas chambers were built for the elimination of the Jews, gypsies and the rest of the unwanted Poles. News of this was firstly brought to England by a Jewish doctor who escaped from Auschwitz, helped by five Polish families, who were later executed by the Germans.
Thank you to everyone
I WAS walking up Westgate on Janua\ry 24 to catch the 370 bus to Rawthorpe, which was at the stop, when I fell and couldn’t get up.
Two ladies saw me fall and rushed to help me, as did the bus driver, who had also witnessed my fall. The driver took me on to the bus and rang for an ambulance. He also rang my daughter to tell her what had happened. He was so helpful and kept talking to me to stop me passing out and stayed with me until the ambulance came.
The two paramedics were excellent in their treatment of my injuries. On arrival at the A&E department of the Royal In firmary I was soon being examined by doctors and nurses.
I can’t praise everyone enough; the staff, ie doctors, nurses, X-ray staff and fracture clinic, who looked after me.
Thankfully my injuries were not too serious, and I am sure it was because of the initial help by those ladies who helped me up, the bus driver and A&E’s excellent staff. God bless you all.
Blair’s jobs and book
IT is reported that Tony Blair is accepting one lucrative job after another these days, including a £5m book deal.
It appears that important people in various countries are very much in need of messianic Tony’s advice and foresight. Where, may we ask, was his foresight regarding Iraq? Which has now produced this horrendous aftermath.
Over the past 10 years – now headed by his unelected successor – New Labour has, step by step, brought this country to its knees in one way or another.
The now much-repeated word ‘British’ has become a nonsense. The refusal of a referendum is an absolute disgrace. Democracy? What democracy?
It is also rumoured that Mr Blair’s name is being mentioned as the President of Europe. If that came to pass surely it would be the final betrayal of this country of ours.