Liars, damned liars and sta­tis­tics

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I RE­SENT be­ing called a liar, I am sure that the nuns at the con­vent where I was ed­u­cated will be hid­ing in their wim­ples at their dear Janet be­ing ac­cused of un­truths!

He claims to live in a ‘non po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated world’, is this not the same Fa­gan who stood for UKIP at the last coun­cil elec­tions?

He ques­tions the po­lice sta­tis­tics I men­tioned, per­haps he should bring that up with the In­spec­tor for the area. I am sure he will be pleased to spell it out for him in finer de­tail.

Just to clar­ify, I have spo­ken to vic­tims of crime on many, many oc­ca­sions and as a res­i­dent of Hayes and Botwell for 30 years, my­self and the other coun­cil­lors for the area have spo­ken to groups of young peo­ple who hang about. Their re­sponse is ‘why don’t all th­ese peo­ple who are meant to be scared ac­tu­ally speak to us?’

Go on Mr Fa­gan pluck up the courage and chat sen­si­bly to young peo­ple.

Some may be up to no good, but that ex­ists ev­ery­where does it not?

Lots of prob­lems ex­ist in Hayes, 1, the land­lords who make a for­tune. 2, the hous­ing de­vel­op­ers who are build­ing more hous­ing with­out con­sid­er­a­tion for the lo­cal ameni­ties needed. 3, the res­i­dents who dump rub­bish on the foot­path. 4, the lor­ries that drive over pave­ments and dam­age them. 5, the op­por­tunist beg­gars, who in­ci­den­tally are be­ing ar­rested on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. 6, the street drinkers who are hav­ing their drink taken off them by the po­lice and made to move on. (We have a team work­ing in the area of­fer­ing help to th­ese un­for­tu­nate peo­ple).

I could go on but quite frankly I would rather not have Mr Fa­gan as some sort of pen pal via the Gazette let­ters page.

He could al­ways talk to his other UKIP sup­port­ers Mr Dixon and his part­ner, who judg­ing by her ad­dress has moved from Es­sex to his room on the Uxbridge Rd – Ms Gandy (e-EDL and now UKIP). CLLR JANET GARD­NER Botwell Ward Coun­cil­lor and Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Vic­tims’ Ad­vo­cate

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