Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

BY even the most rudi­men­tary cal­cu­la­tion Rossendale and Dar­wen peo­ple have sent, at to­day’s rates, well over £300 mil­lion to the doomed EU Project over the last 45 years.

All this at a time when our lo­cal ser­vices and ameni­ties have suf­fered ap­pallingly. Just look around you.

This has hap­pened equally dur­ing both the ad­min­is­tra­tions of the Con­ser­va­tive and Labour par­ties.

And now we are suf­fer­ing from se­vere aus­ter­ity cuts and re­duced to ef­fec­tively beg­ging for grants in or­der to spruce up the lo­cal ar­eas.

Where were the voices of protest from the coun­cil cham­ber, and in­deed from the lo­cal me­dia, dur­ing this pe­riod?

I can’t re­call any­one, ex­cept UKIP ac­tivists, high­light­ing these facts, and we are still be­ing de­monised and ig­nored in equal mea­sure.

Apolo­gies and res­ig­na­tions are long over­due. Granville Barker via email

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