Readers' letters - May 11

Join us and be a voice for animals

By The Newsroom
Friday, 11th May 2018, 5:13 pm
Updated Friday, 11th May 2018, 5:21 pm
A peaceful demonstration is being held against live animal exports
A peaceful demonstration is being held against live animal exports

I write in response to Paul Nuttall’s letter (LP Letters, April 16), regarding the ban of live animal exports.

I would like to invite Mr Nuttall, and anyone who feels strongly about this subject, to join me in a peaceful demonstration on Thursday, June 14 at Preston Flag Market, between 10am and 3pm.

This peaceful demonstration is part of an international day of action to raise awareness with events being held across the globe from New Zealand to New York.

Michael Gove has said that he believes live exports for slaughter in other countries should be banned after Brexit.

This would be a good step forward but this dreadful practice needs to be stopped quickly, and not just for animals for slaughter but also for animals that are exported for further fattening.

Animals are sentient beings and many of the animals who endure the cramped and uncomfortable conditions of live export, for many hours without water, are not alive at the final destination. Many die from heat exhaustion.

Please join us to be a

voice for the animals.

Susan Reid

Address supplied


Sack all the Lords

Every time the House of Lords vetoes another government Brexit plan, it is very unwelcome news to me who voted leave.

The fact that an unelected chamber of peers can overrule the Government (which has been elected by the people) whenever it suits their whims, actually makes Britain a dictatorship, only disguised as a democracy.

For that reason, it is time the House of Lords was abolished, sacking all the Lords.

They are surplus to requirements, taking money for old rope, and they are determined not to give us what we want.

The Lords are just a collection of arrogant tin pot dictators living in the past.

They are actually keeping on a foreign regime that has long overstayed its welcome in Britain, its namesake, the European Union, much to the growing frustration of the electorate for their own selfish reasons.

I’ll bet all those men who fought and died for Britain in the two World Wars are turning in their graves now, thinking that they fought and died for nothing, only for Britain’s independence to be squandered for the selfish motives of the nation’s own politicians.

The Lords are an absolute national disgrace for letting their own country down.

R N Coupe

Lostock Hall


Reform and replace

Membership of the House of Lords needs reform.

No ex-MPs.

No ex-civil servants and no one who has worked in politics, councils, the EU etc.

No one under 35 and nobody over 75.

No lawyers of any description. No judges.

What this country needs is an Upper House drawn from people who have experience of the real world – engineers of all the disciplines, medical doctors, plumbers, scientists (not political scientists as there is no such science), chemists, entrepreneurs, joiners and unskilled workers like dustmen.

Such people would have far more knowledge of the world, how it works and its problems.

Don Wood

Address supplied


Vote for L Dems

Brexit is a warning to the world.

The choice: A party that caused the Windrush scandal and the Grenfell Tower scandal or a party with a leader who hates progress and human rights.

The only sane party is the Liberal Democrats and the only mature, sensible leader is Vince Cable.

The electorate are afraid to vote for the Lib Dems because they believe that it is a wasted vote.

The wasted votes are for the Tories and Labour, none other.

Unlike other Remainers in this country, I could not vote for any party that supports a bogus sham referendum that mocks democracy 100 per cent.

Stephen Bennett

via email

city centre

A bite to eat at The Centre Spot

Re: Name for Shankly’s Restaurant (LP April 28). Sorry folks, I don’t do all that social media stuff ... and, it seems, with good reason! So here is my contribution via a different system. Given its location in the heart of the city centre, there can be only one name suitable: The Centre Spot!

Neil Swindlehurst

Walmer Bridge