Letter - Ghosts of the past

WE see the market traders, shopkeepers and local councillors of Ossett are being harassed by Wakefield Council, or should it be ignored, as was the case in Horbury when Carr Lodge Mansion was sold off.

What is it that makes Wakefield Council so against the towns to the west of the city?

Yet, they spend money like water on the city centre.

Now with the excuse - the cuts - they are once more attacking the outlying districts which at one time were hives of industry.

Now with nothing left to attract tourists or businesses the population of these towns may as well hibernate or walk around the town with ghosts of the past.

The excuse that there is no money never seems to raise its head in the apparently affluent city centre.

Don’t the people in the suburbs count any more, after all, there are only 30,000 or 40,000 of us in the west.

We also read of a record number of young people passing the GCSE exams and that a large supermarket chain is pushing its tentacles into Wakefield.

Is this coincidence or is it that supermarkets require well educated young people to stack shelves in the stores.

Did Tony Blair get it wrong with his education, education, education mantra?

Should it have been exploitation, exploitation, exploitation? Especially when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Please stop robbing Peter to pay Paul.

James Anthony Bulmer

Peel Street

Horbury