Let’s hope our MP will be on the vot­ers’ side

Coventry Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

IT was in­ter­est­ing read­ing with re­gard to our Coven­try MPs and what they were go­ing to do for us.

I was in­ter­ested in Ge­of­frey Robin­son’s re­ply as to what he was go­ing to do as he is the peo­ple’s MP for the North West of the city. There was no men­tion of pro­tect­ing the green­belt in your pub­li­ca­tion, it was what he wanted to do but when do we see him in Par­lia­ment?

The ques­tions we want an­swer­ing should be asked in the House. It may be fine say­ing what you are go­ing to do, but it would be bet­ter to say what you have achieved.

MPs are well-paid and by that alone they should do a good job. We all know that Par­lia­ment is the best work­place you can op­er­ate in – bet­ter than most other places of work. A lot of folk now work from home and get their jobs done, so what is go­ing wrong with work­ing in Par­lia­ment and noth­ing gets done? I hope surg­eries will be avail­able for peo­ple to talk to Ge­of­frey. He must lis­ten to those who voted him in and not be in­flu­enced by the coun­cil, who do not seem to agree with the peo­ple.

Coven­try is look­ing dirty and de­prived in a lot of ways. We want to be­come a City of Cul­ture, what about those peo­ple sleep­ing in door­ways? Oth­ers beg­ging for money? Food banks? This is a dis­grace in mod­ern demo­cratic so­ci­ety. Mr Robin­son has his work cut out along with the two other MPs.

So we hope that he en­deav­ours to help save the green­belt and not push for more build­ings, as look what kind of build­ings we are hear­ing about – high­rise build­ings and oth­ers we do not yet know about.

So could we ask Mr Robin­son to be on the vot­ers’ side and ques­tion the coun­cil more, as it is the vot­ers who put him in his po­si­tion. San­dra Camwell Keres­ley

Pay the salaries for top goalscor­ers

GOOD to see Mark Robins bring­ing in new blood for the com­ing sea­son, we cer­tainly won’t be short on ex­pe­ri­ence.

How­ever, pro­mo­tion will still only be a pipedream, with­out at least one proven goalscorer in the squad.

Thomas and McNulty may be good play­ers at this level but the record shows they are not go­ing to get 20+ goals in a sea­son.

James Collins may have been a pos­si­bil­ity but we seem to have missed out on him.

If the man­ager is go­ing to bring in a dozen play­ers as he sug­gests, does this mean that the own­ers are ac­tu­ally go­ing to push the boat out in or­der to fund a gen­uine pro­mo­tion push? (I guess the fans will only be­lieve it when it hap­pens).

But the play­ers we need will only come to Coven­try for more money, so come on CCFC, pay the salaries that are needed to at­tract goalscor­ers from higher di­vi­sions.

My pref­er­ence is for Arm­strong but there’s not much chance of that, so what about Richards from Northamp­ton? Any other sug­ges­tions? I’m get­ting des­per­ate. John Docherty Bin­ley

Cash for votes in house of dis­re­pute

DO you re­mem­ber cash for ques­tions in the house of dis­re­pute?

Well now we have cash for votes – what is the dif­fer­ence? I re­mem­ber a Tory MP be­ing shown the door be­cause of it by the elec­torate. Re­peat of that now on the cards. Wil­liam Allen Tile Hill

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