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Politicians failed; Your Say.

IN these desperate days for employment on Teesside I applaud the intervention of Messrs Mallon and Gibson in the Corus situation.

Both have the right credentials for expressing their concern publicly; the Mayor put his own career and future on the line in order to pursue his beliefs and Mr Gibson his own resources, time and faith to rescue our esteemed team.

Our politicians, nationally and locally, have signally failed in their efforts to rescue Corus jobs and merely proved that their efforts have been of the half hearted and nominal kind.

One North East has meekly accepted Lord Meddlesome's mendacious millions for a plaster to put on the deep wound inflicted on Teesside industry, a sore that will endure for the foreseeable future.

We have councillors obfuscating the issue with suggestions that special agendas abound in the questions posed by parties who seek to redress the issue.

Then again our local MPs are seen to protest too much or not at all. Or as my Mother-in-law would say: "Look too good to be wholesome."

I should like to suggest an action for one or more members of those three parties: Resignation.

After all, such an action would demonstrate to their voters the depths of their own commitment, and result in registering the extent of local feeling, that has been generated in the contemptuous way, that Corus workers have been treated by this failing government.

One or more resignations from those bodies could only give more kudos to each personal situation, especially since all three, One North East, local MPs, local councillors, will face a confrontation from an increasing sceptical, unforgiving voter populace within the next six months.

They have nothing to lose from such a decent act.

GERALD O'NEILL, Stockton
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 28, 2009
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