THE letter by CT Campbell goes a long way to helping confirm for me that there is at least some good in Tory party members, albeit local party members excluded from any say in Sir Bill Wiggin’s renomination as party representative in parliament.

While the Talking point piece by Sir Bill (August 24) flags up “two round-tables in September for farmers in Herefordshire with the Rural Payments Agency as an opportunity to hear from a government official about what public money for public good means,” and again seeks to make further political capital out of London’s ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) as an anti-Labour vote winner, his local party member spotlights ex-London mayor Boris Johnson and government minister Grant Shapps’ respective roles in initiating ULEZ in London and imposing it upon Greater Manchester’s Labour mayor.

A major problem with public opinion is that it is too often manipulated by those in political power to divert public attention away from human rights while it is based on misleading propaganda by those whose additional incomes from the offshore banking industry cross international borders electronically rather than by any kind of dangerous human transportation modes.

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Letters should not exceed 250 words and local issues take precedence.

Sir Bill writes, “I know many of you are concerned by the announcement to house asylum seekers in the Talbot Hotel in Leominster,” and cites lack of “the necessary services for asylum seekers in the town.”

He clearly ignores Amelia Washbourne’s previous letter: “It’s pleasing to note that it is the arrival of these people that has made him realise the damage that his government has done” via its austerity measures.


CT Campbell also draws attention to “the government’s estimate that” the comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific partnership lauded by the Herefordshire north MP will boost the UK economy by a mere 0.08 per cent in the medium term.

Meanwhile, the trade secretary has launched the government’s sixth survey of public attitudes to free trade agreements. "Public money for public good", eh?

Alan Wheatley