Light cast on UFO mystery
THERE is no “mystery” about the orange light Simon Crabtree saw at Arrowe Park.
It was one of those dreadful Chinese lanterns that should be banned in Wirral. They are paper balloons with a wire frame, which are set alight so that they rise up into the air and float away to fall on somebody else, an animal, or a crop.
Hopefully, the flame will have been extinguished by then, but if they fall in a field an animal may catch its legs in the wire, try to eat it or it may become entangled in a crop when it is harvested.
It could, therefore, end up in hay destined for animal consumption, and cause no end of problems for any animal eating the hay.
The sooner Wirral Council ban their use the better.
This will stop people worrying about “UFOs”, because there is nothing “unidentified” about them!
Audrey Moore BA(Hons)
IN THE budget that is being prepared for announcement on March 21, there will be many cuts that will hurt the people of Wirral.
But a lot of these cuts could be saved by cutting something that is a complete waste of vast sums of money.
The Trident Nuclear weapons System at present costs Britain £2bn a year to maintain.
But this system needs renewal over the next 20 years. In the short run this will cost an extra £25bn and over the next 15 years at least £100bn more.
And this is for a system for which nobody can see a practical use. No scenario has been written where it would be in Britain’s interests to use a nuclear weapon and that means that nobody is being deterred from producing or using nuclear weapons by our system.
Most of our military leaders see Trident as an irrelevance to our current defence needs – it will never deter a terrorist!
The more nuclear materials there are around the more risks there are of terrorists using them.
So write to your MP and tell them what you think.
(Tony Forder) for Wallasey CND
Passes are vital
IAN Mulheirn, director of The Social Market Foundation think tank, has recently suggested the government scraps the universal senior citizens’ bus pass and the money be ploughed into the country’s infrastructure.
This government only seems to attack one part of society. It is being done out of billions in tax revenues from big business but will do little or nothing to stop it.
All we hear from them is money shortages – but a lack of money is never mentioned when we are bailing out banks.
Prior to the election David Cameron promised that all pensioners’ benefits were being ‘ring fenced’.
A bus pass is not compulsory and has to be applied for.
If it was not for the pass, buses would be only carrying fresh air during off-peak times.
So hands off our bus passes.
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