About poppies rather than politics
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