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New Statesman letter on foreign policy

Bernie Evans / August 18, 2017 at 3:36 PM 77 views

Stephen Bush makes the debatable points that the Tories "might be able to win an argument about Venezuela", and that most of the British voters don`t have "a flicker, let alone a quantum, of interest in foreign affairs", with the…

Rees-Mogg for Tory leader (i letter)

Bernie Evans / August 18, 2017 at 10:05 AM 42 views

According to Katy Balls, Jacob Rees-Mogg has "shown that traditional conservative values - yes to fox-hunting, no to gay marriage - can have a place in modern times" (Where Moggmentum goes next, 17/08/17). There must have been a "typo", with the…

Full Guardian letter on schools

Bernie Evans / August 16, 2017 at 6:53 PM 105 views

I was pleased to see a contemporary of Bowie, Howard Scholey, defending their old school, in the wake of Hanif Kureishi`s attack (Letters, 15/08/17). I taught for over thirty years in a comprehensive school in a deprived area, and whilst…

Independent letter on May`s holiday

Bernie Evans / August 15, 2017 at 7:15 AM 78 views

A prime minister who goes back to work “almost four weeks after she began her summer break” does not deserve to be in office, taking the people she is meant to govern for what clearly is a ride.Even worse, with so many…

Observer letter on Compassionate Conservatism

Bernie Evans / August 13, 2017 at 9:08 AM 68 views

What Will Tanner doesn`t appear to realise is that, with the prospect of another election hanging "Damoclean-like over the Conservative party", it`s not only the "message which needs to change" (To win again, the Tories must become radical champions of…

2 Independent letters: Venezuela and Cable

Bernie Evans / August 12, 2017 at 10:54 AM 128 views

How refreshing to read something sensible at last about Corbyn's reaction to the recent crisis in Venezuela, by Mary Dejevsky. Of course he was being set up by the right to "divert attention from the two main parties divisions over Brexit",…

Morning Star article on Manipulation of History

Bernie Evans / August 12, 2017 at 10:34 AM 83 views

The day after possibly the worst day in British military history, July 1st, 1916, the News of the World reported that the "day went well". 20,000 British soldiers had been mown down in the first hour of the Battle of…

New Statesman letter on BBC`s gender gap

Bernie Evans / August 12, 2017 at 10:31 AM 110 views

Helen Lewis rightly stated that the BBC`s justification for its "unequal" and unfair pay policy, that it "has to compete in the market", doesn`t "stand up to scrutiny", but she fails to tell us what the real reasons are (Out…

Guardian Review letter on Middle East

Bernie Evans / August 12, 2017 at 10:27 AM 87 views

The excellent review of Jared Rubin`s book, "Rulers, Religion and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not", states that such "economic complexity" is explained with "clarity and concision" (Review, 05/08/17). Strange, then, that there appears to…

Guardian letter on need for dignitaries to speak out

Bernie Evans / August 8, 2017 at 9:14 PM 113 views

Rather predictably, following Sir James Munby`s "blood on our hands" outburst, the NHS  "identified a bed" for the suicidal seventeen year old, (Bed found for suicidal girl after judge`s fury, 05/08/17) leaving him to claim, probably correctly, that NHS England…

Time to end the manipulation of our history

Bernie Evans / August 8, 2017 at 8:03 AM 57 views

The day after possibly the worst day in British military history, July 1st, 1916, the News of the World reported that the "day went well". 20,000 British soldiers had been mown down in the first hour of the Battle of…

Cable`s hypocrisy

Bernie Evans / August 7, 2017 at 9:41 AM 75 views

Sir Vince Cable`s desperation to win back lost Lib Dem voters has hit a new low (Brexit: Older generation with nostalgia for Empire has "shafted" Britain`s youth, says Vince Cable, 06/08/17). Claiming that the older Brexit voters with "views coloured…

Observer letter on Rawnsley`s bias

Bernie Evans / August 6, 2017 at 8:21 AM 70 views

Andrew Rawnsley says that "everyone has lessons to learn from the general election", but conveniently has learned nothing himself about allowing his bias to dominate his writing (The Tzu Rule and other iron laws that always apply - until they…

Jagger`s "concern"!

Bernie Evans / August 6, 2017 at 8:21 AM 66 views

It`s little wonder that Mick Jagger is so "politically" pessimistic about this country`s future. He clearly knows how easy it is for the rich to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, and so deny the Treasury billions of pounds,…

Unpublished i letter on Birrell`s anti-Corbyn rant

Bernie Evans / August 1, 2017 at 8:21 AM 67 views

What Ian Birrell apparently does not understand is that the millions of us whom he thinks are being "conned" by Jeremy Corbyn actually do not agree with the view that we currently have a "liberal economic concensus that has dominated our nation with…

A history in need of facts

Bernie Evans / August 1, 2017 at 8:11 AM 63 views

Ian Sinclair was right to take issue with the traditional depiction of events like Dunkirk which "inflates the British role and omits the unsavoury detail" (Morning Star, 28/07/17). Sadly, such management of the facts is typical of the way our…

BBC in need of a new pay policy

Bernie Evans / July 30, 2017 at 10:39 AM 65 views

One does not have to be a Tory politician or a reader of the right-wing press to disagree with the BBC`s sexist and profligate pay policy, and conclude that the corporation "cannot be trusted with the public`s money" (After the…

Only one place for Northern Powerhouse

Bernie Evans / July 27, 2017 at 9:07 AM 55 views

Andy Burnham should have realised by now, if not when Osborne first mooted it, that the Northern Powerhouse is not becoming "ever more distant", because it was simply an election wheeze dreamed up by the then chancellor to win votes…

BBC`s extravagant pay policy:

Bernie Evans / July 22, 2017 at 9:13 AM 64 views

The broadcasting union, Bectu, is absolutely correct to say that it`s time "the BBC gave its low-paid production staff a pay rise", just as it is gratifying to read that a Labour government would limit public sector pay ratios to 20:1 (Morning Star,…

Match of the Day

Bernie Evans / July 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM 55 views

BBC salariesThe director general of the BBC insists that the corporation needs to “be competitive, but not foolishly”, but it would be very interesting to see how many people actually watch sports programmes to see and hear the presenters and…