Printer Friendly

Just look at the alternative rulers.

If you took letters to the Chronicle as your guide, Labour would be trailing miles behind the Tories in the opinion polls and facing a drubbing at the next General Election.

In reality, Labour has a comfortable lead in the polls and is hot favourite to win the election.

So why the discrepancy? One answer might be that readers only write in to the Chronicle when they are boiling mad with the Government. Another might be that, while a lot of people grumble about the present Government, they have even less time for the current opposition.

Certainly, while I see a lot of letters about Tony Blair in local newspapers, I can't ever recall seeing one that had anything positive to say about Michael Howard or the Tories!

Labour has its critics but they have presided over a strong economy and have invested substantially in education, nursery places and the NHS. Meanwhile, the Opposition seems to have nothing to offer but

grumbling and negativity.

JOHN BOURN, Gateshead.
COPYRIGHT 2005 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 20, 2005
Words:167
Previous Article:Reunited.
Next Article:Reopen super scenic railway.


Related Articles
Tubing Vacuum Tank Promises Quicker Starts.
Over here; how the G.I. Bill transformed the American dream.
Time at war.
How to plan & develop a career center, 2d ed.
Transformation in Hungarian law (1989-2006); selected studies.
No blanks checks to Pakistan: US.
Fatwa body tells Malay Muslims to find alternative to yoga.
Up to Malaysia's rulers to accept yoga ruling.
Malay legal luminary says rulers' consent not required for fatwa banning yoga.
Fatwa body tells Malay Muslims to find alternative to yoga.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters