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The town does need to change; FEEDBACK.

I WELCOME and applaud Andy Preston's letter (21.4.14) on the dangers of pseudo, self-serving, politics.

It is rare for an aspiring politican to bare his heart and soul to the people, and with almost evangelical fervour. Middlesbrough does need to change.

We must remember that a London based magazine 'The Economist', respected by the City, recently suggested that the town of Middlesbrough must be sacrified to the greater national cause, and be allowed to die.

This clarion call evoked the WW2 story of my maternal grandfather, who after wak-k ing up in bed, found that the whole of Stephenson Street, Thornaby, had been bombed, and that only the bedroom floor and stairs of his home remained.

Grandfather immediately changed and began using the shelters.

Middlesbrough does need to change and the council executive and management need to engage in a process of 'scotoma busting' (removal of blind spots) if we are to avoid the hot blast which awakened my ancestor, who, incidentally, went on producing foundry products for our one nation war effort.

JW
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 26, 2014
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