IT is high time Messrs Morris and Parker, 24/7 and other Conservative apologists (Letters) came clean and acknowledged that every statement or petition bearing the signature of Councillor Jim Ryan, Maggie Throup and Lorely Burt MP is bound to be politically motivated!
All three are highly political personalities. How can any initiative taken by politicians be anything other than political? We shall be told next that mistletoe is unconnected to Christmas or that tadpoles are unrelated to frogs! Politicians are the agency by which things get done in a democracy.
Why be hypocritical about it? Saving the local maternity services is an issue of paramount public interest. The primary objective should be to pool campaign resources, not squabble in a puerile manner over who deserves praise for what.
The expectant mother faced with a difficult birth is not going to be concerned about where credit is due so long as the health of her baby and her own well being are assured.
Lionel King, Chadwick End.