About pop­pies rather than pol­i­tics

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I RE­FER to Cllr J. Gar­den­ers let­ter, (Gazette Novem­ber 23).

While I ap­plaud her sen­ti­ments in con­grat­u­lat­ing the or­gan­is­ers of the Remembrance Ser­vice in Hayes, I must de­plore her use of such an event to make cheap political cap­i­tal. Surely to use such an oc­ca­sion in this man­ner is ill judged and in ex­tremely bad taste and, true to form Cllr Gar­dener is in­ac­cu­rate. As I re­call the re­cent cor­re­spon­dence of Cllr Gar­dener and the ‘Hayes Knock­ers’, of which I was one, the sub­ject mat­ter was NOT about the peo­ple of Hayes or their eth­nic back­ground, but about the town it­self and the dump it has be­come.

When hon­our­ing those peo­ple who gave their lives so that we are able to ex­press our opin­ions freely, it is dis­hon­ourable to try to hi­jack both the event, and the peo­ple that or­gan­ised it, by bring­ing pol­i­tics, with a small ‘p’ into it. R.W. TEAGUE Church Road Uxbridge

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