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Sometime ago the local council decided advertising along the A47 and other routes through our borough must be stopped as it was decided it was a danger – so local businesses lost good advertising sites and our farmers a little income.

Yet on the run-up to the Police and Crime Commissioner election there are advertising boards springing up advertising which person to elect.

Should these not be removed, same as the rest?

Barry Winsbury,

via e-mail.

EU debate

We must remain

In-Out: In-Out, Shake it all about and see what falls out.

I thought I would add my tuppence worth to the Remain versus Leave debate by quoting the young Boris Johnson from 1967, and to pose what may be the most valid observation to his reasoning.

In the book “The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson”, published by Bloomsbury, young Boris is quoted as saying: “Look, I’m rather pro-European, actually, I certainly want a European community where one can go off and scoff croissants, drink delicious coffee, learn foreign languages and generally make love to foreign women.”

This is attributed by Harry Mount to ‘Boris on the EU’, during his failed bid for parliament in 1987.

The question is – Boris, have you now satiated yourself on coffee, croissants and foreign women? OR do you think that we can now experience such pleasures without having to go to Europe – AND do we really want to get rid of all the coffee, croissants and foreign women from these fair isles, and, of course, ban foreign languages?

What a palaver these politicians make. In my humble opinion Boris and the other Leave artists should stop shaking the European tree just to see what falls out, and recognise the simple truth that Europe has been good for us, and we have been good for Europe – and long may this continue to be the case.

I really don’t think leaving Europe is at all a wise idea. It may appeal to some of our baser nationalistic instincts to Leave the European Union, but to my mind it makes no sense at all to risk everything on an emotional whim.

We definitely must remain in Europe.

Erbie Murat,

via email.

local opinion

Silence on devolution?

I am surprised we haven’t seen any ranting and ravings over “devolution or the referendum” from the Lib Dems, Labour or UKIP in our local Fenland and Cambridgeshire newspapers – let alone articles by the public.

As most newspapers are fairly politically impartial I would have expected a fair representation of “for and against” articles by now!

I have been approached by several members of the public who have written and submitted Devolution/Referendum articles to several local newspapers – only to find no one will publish them!

My god, if the episode of “wind turbines” was bad enough for four months in our local newspapers, this East Anglia Devolution deal and the UK referendum on the EU I think should last at least 12 months.

This veil of media silence, by our local newspapers, is duly noted!

I might even put in a complaint to the news press commission?

I would ask everyone across Fenland and Cambridgeshire to be vidual.

For some unknown reason we have to vote on a new police commissioner, Devolution the Referendum and investigate the back door privatisation of our NHS by the “Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership” that is quietly going unnoticed through Westminster!

So welcome to the American owned and run NHS.

Mark Burton,


company praised

Thanks for service

I would like to thank B. W. Cook Construction Ltd.

On Thursday morning I had a blocked toilet and rang their office at 9am.

I told the lady that I had a dental appointment and had to leave at 10.30am and at 9.50am a young man arrived. By 10.20am it was all sorted.

Such service – if only more companies gave such service.

I cannot thank them enough.

May Smith,


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