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Reader Letters

Lee, Liz and Suella are lessons in how not to be an MP

The “poor choice of words” argument is trotted out so often it has become meaningless. A poor choice of MPs is the real issue

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Cleaner politics needs more than just outing donors

Why not make it clear that any party which takes a donation from an individual cannot then award that individual an honour?

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Sunak is starting a very nasty election campaign

His comment at PMQs was absolutely calculated. He knew full well it would appeal to a certain group who might be on the fence about voting Reform over Tory

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Starmer needs no help in smearing his own name

He has reneged on just about every commitment he made to become Labour leader, and seems to be suggesting nothing will change

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Our choice of Brexit and Truss had us crying into our beers

If it’s difficult to believe what’s happening in America, remember what our electorate has done to this country since 2016

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PR is the way to bring about the radical reform we need

I am looking forward to the Tories’ demise at the next general election, but it is our entire political system that must radically change, and for good

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Our Tory-backing press buries inconvenient truths

We have a media that seems to shield the government from accountability while at the same time attacking those seeking to scrutinise it

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If the NHS belongs to us all, so does responsibility for it

Perhaps it is down to us taxpayers to ensure that the health service is fit for purpose

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Time for the tawdry, tinpot, toe-curling Tories to trot on

After four failed prime ministers in four years, the Conservatives are belatedly realising that all they have to show the electorate is failure

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Cross words, Nat Cs and a tax attack: the best of your letters

For our final letters pages of 2023, a selection of our favourite missives of the year. Thank you to all who wrote in

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Is there a credible Tory Party leader somewhere out there?

The whole Rwanda debacle is just a deceit to fool some voters and try to please the Tory backbenchers.

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Leaving Westminster mafia is an offer Scots can’t refuse

Scotland will flourish as a member of the European family, while England tragically continues thinking it's exceptional

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Our dire economic situation began with the Thatcher years

Europe may have led the Tories to destroy themselves, but Thatcher had already set in motion the destruction of the country

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Could Cameron be the voice of reason about ties with the EU?

The former PM owes us all one for the referendum; at least there will be one sensible voice around the cabinet table arguing for closer ties

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Israel has the right to defend itself. But this is not defence

When will the media stop spouting the official Israeli claims of targeting Hamas? To wipe out 45% of civilian homes (so far) doesn’t sound like targeting

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Sunak is the political avatar of right wing tech billionaires

The new brand of Conservatism they sponsor is more disturbing than any cynical opportunism – and Sunak really believes this stuff

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No shit, Braverman doesn’t deserve to be top of this list

Most of us are at odds with her policies and over-zealous remarks, but she is a high achiever who holds herself to exacting standards

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Max Hastings’s assessment of the Tories now is compelling

An old Tory slogan was: “Britain’s better off with the Conservatives”. Now we’d be better off without them. It’s time they went before they ruin us irreparably

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Don’t stop at Westminster, let’s bulldoze Buck House too

I would take a wrecking ball to Buckingham Palace, one of the ugliest buildings in London

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As they push further right, the Conservatives are finished

Unless the Tory one-nation advocates can work out how to bring a wrecking ball to the party and reshape the whole thing, it’s screwed

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We need to leave Brexit alone until we get the Tories out

We need to leave this divisive subject alone until the country is under new governance

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Look to Germany for ways to improve life in the UK

The UK would do well to learn from and adapt the successes of countries like Germany for its own betterment

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When will the government admit they got it wrong?

There is no chance of that happening with the current regime – you won’t hear any government minister say “We took the wrong decisions and we need to put it right.”

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Get off the fence, Ed: make the Lib Dems the party of rejoin

Ed Davey needs to do what Paddy Ashdown would have done – campaign to Rejoin. The Lib Dems’ vote in one-nation Tory constituencies will soar

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We can be proud patriots and still eschew nationalism

Some on the left will roll their eyes, but redefining patriotism is something Keir Starmer should do. I want to be proud of a forward-looking, multicultural country

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Liberals wring their hands as right-wing beliefs go mainstream

The left keep losing at the ballot box because no one is prepared to take on the likes of Lee Anderson by fighting fire with fire

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Immigration is the real sort of oil our economy needs

The government's anti-immigration rhetoric needs reversing or the country's economy will continue to suffer

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After his debanking, Farage’s Brexit now needs debunking

Now he has received an apology from his bank for deleting his account, is it not time for Nigel Farage to apologise for Brexit?

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Starmer is right to bide his time until Rejoin is an option

If Labour stay on their current course, the debate stays focused on the government’s deficiencies, and the polls continue to move towards Rejoin

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Just Stop Oil must target the elite to halt climate chaos

Blocking motorways and trains only affects working people who can do nothing about the situation. And history has shown how little that actually accomplishes

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Capitalism and neoliberalism are just as toxic as Brexit

The “free” market, trickle-down economics, deregulation and privatisation have led to oligarchy and techno-feudalism

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Don’t be so sure our EU place is lost; some do want us back

Many who work for the EU miss the rigour, clarity and discipline that British Eurocrats brought to the party

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