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Letters to the Editor

'If we ditched waste disposal charges, rubbish wouldn't be dumped in country lanes'

18 April 2024
'If we ditched waste disposal charges, rubbish wouldn't be dumped in country lanes'

Poverty, fly-tipping, privatisation of utilities and the impact of technology are among the topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘Some people don’t know what real poverty is – we don’t need Netflix and phone contracts’

11 April 2024
‘Some people don’t know what real poverty is – we don’t need Netflix and phone contracts’

Nationalism, poverty, knife crime and our obsession with net zero are just some of the topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘We should do our best to help lone children arriving in small boats’

28 March 2024
‘We should do our best to help lone children arriving in small boats’

Housing unaccompanied asylum seeker children, poverty cliches and our national anthem are among topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘This country is a shirkers’ paradise – no wonder people come in their boatloads’

21 March 2024
‘This country is a shirkers’ paradise – no wonder people come in their boatloads’

The benefits system, 'extremist' views and the treatment of the Princess of Wales are among topics tackled in this week's letters to the editor.

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‘Ending National Insurance would return us to appalling pre-war standards’

14 March 2024
‘Ending National Insurance would return us to appalling pre-war standards’

Proposals to scrap National Insurance, the degradation of women, the loss of farmland and over-reliance on technology are debated on our letters page.

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‘In a country that can't feed itself, we are losing land hand over fist’

07 March 2024
‘In a country that can't feed itself, we are losing land hand over fist’

A decline in farming, the pitfalls of the 11-plus, praise for police and war protests are among topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘Imposing the strain of the 11-plus on children is unnecessary and wrong’

29 February 2024
‘Imposing the strain of the 11-plus on children is unnecessary and wrong’

The unfairness of the 11-plus, the state of the NHS, 'wokeism' and rural inequality are some of the topics tackled on this week's letters page.

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‘Cheap and affordable public transport is the only way to get people out of their cars’

22 February 2024
‘Cheap and affordable public transport is the only way to get people out of their cars’

The pressure on Kent’s roads, housing, immigration, BBC prejudice and our reliance on technology are among topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘It’s near-impossible to see a GP face-to-face – and someone will pay with their life’

16 February 2024
‘It’s near-impossible to see a GP face-to-face – and someone will pay with their life’

The shortage of GPs, the lack of affordable housing, the immigration system and cold plates are among topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘Kent is being covered in concrete – it can’t all be for 1% population growth’

08 February 2024
‘Kent is being covered in concrete – it can’t all be for 1% population growth’

Population growth, problems on the roads, the flawed asylum system and the price of technology are among topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘We don't need expensive houses - we need affordable starter homes’

01 February 2024
‘We don't need expensive houses - we need affordable starter homes’

Kent's disappearing farmland, a society in crisis, the Rwanda plan and the war on drivers are among topics debated on this week's letters page.

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‘Videogames full of blood, gore and torture breed violence in young men’

25 January 2024
‘Videogames full of blood, gore and torture breed violence in young men’

Violent videogames, Eurostar, the Prime Minister’s untenable position and the Rwanda scheme are among topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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'Having to go into London and come back through Kent on Eurostar is ridiculous'

18 January 2024
'Having to go into London and come back through Kent on Eurostar is ridiculous'

The Post Office scandal, Eurostar, the price of non-alcoholic drinks and the cost of new homes are among topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘To call Horizon scandal miscarriage of justice is gross understatement’

11 January 2024
‘To call Horizon scandal miscarriage of justice is gross understatement’

The Post Office Horizon scandal, climate protests, the state of Kent’s roads and Eurostar are all topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘Stopping oil would wreck our civilisation and kill millions’

04 January 2024
‘Stopping oil would wreck our civilisation and kill millions’

The impact of stopping oil, our addiction to smartphones, pints of wine and e-scooters are among topics tackled in this week's letters to the editor.

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‘Children’s centres provide so much – with creativity, they could stay open’

21 December 2023
‘Children’s centres provide so much – with creativity, they could stay open’

The closure of children's centres, the Rwanda plan and our voting system are some of the topics tackled in this week's letters to the editor.

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‘Christmas is drawing near – but the run-up comes around too early’

14 December 2023
‘Christmas is drawing near – but the run-up comes around too early’

Local news, pub grub, immigration, windmills, antisemitism and Christmas are among topics tackled by readers in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘The country is in a state of national demise – we’ve never had it so bad’

11 December 2023
‘The country is in a state of national demise – we’ve never had it so bad’

The state of our country, the Israel-Gaza war, the Elgin marbles and violence against women are among topics tackled by our readers this week.

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'Schools nowadays just teach conformity for the needs of the economy'

30 November 2023
'Schools nowadays just teach conformity for the needs of the economy'

The education system, the Israeli-Hamas war and 20mph speed limits are some of the topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘Bringing Cameron back was a brilliant move – we need quality politicians, not half-hearted snowflakes’

23 November 2023
‘Bringing Cameron back was a brilliant move – we need quality politicians, not half-hearted snowflakes’

The cabinet reshuffle, homelessness, 20mph zones and lessons about conflict are among topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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