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  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
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PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:38 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP - shooting the Taliban "on sight" co
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Dear Sir/Madam

Roger Hewitt says he found my letter warning of the “very serious moral and legal repercussions” of Christopher Ellis’s 20 October letter “abhorrent” (Letters, 10 Nov ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:37 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP - shooting the Taliban "on sight"
Published.

Dear Sir/Madam

Christopher Ellis argues that members of the Taliban in Afghanistan "should be shot on sight whether armed or not" (Letters, 20 October). If a British soldie ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:03 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: reasons for UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Dear Sir/Madam

Thomas Eggett is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks the British withdrawal from Afghanistan "is being brought forward" because "the military comm ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:51 am   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Embedded reporting from Afghanistan
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Dear Sir/Madam

Like Thomas Eggett (Letters, Sept 17) I read Chris Hill's reporting from Afghanistan for the EDP. I very much value independent, firsthand reportage ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:05 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: media and Afghanistan
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Dear Sir/Madam

Talking about the British military's censoring of the news from Afghanistan, in 2009 Thomas Harding, the Telegraph's Defence correspondent, noted "We have constan ...
  Topic: Exchange with EDP's Martin George re: Afghanistan report
Ian

Replies: 0
Views: 6875

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:18 pm   Subject: Exchange with EDP's Martin George re: Afghanistan report
Below is an email exchange I recently had with Martin George, a journalist for the regional daily the Eastern Daily Press, about a story he wrote about local soldiers in Afghanistan. The exchange star ...
  Topic: Exchange with EDP's Sam Russell re: Afghanistan article
Ian

Replies: 0
Views: 5727

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:18 pm   Subject: Exchange with EDP's Sam Russell re: Afghanistan article
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Dear Sam

Thanks for your additional response. I agree that further communication probably won't be productive, so will also leave the exchange here.

I would only ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:00 am   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Obama's drone wars
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Dear Sir/Madam

A recent report in the New York Times sheds much needed light on President Obama's ongoing drone wars, which have targetted six nations - Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:30 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP on Socialism and the state
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Dear Sir/Madam

In arguing "the past twenty years" have seen the population adopting "the socialist attitude of seeing that the state could give to the ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:29 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP on British public opinion
Dear Sir/Madam

Tony Bird (Letters, April 10) makes a fundamental error in arguing that "there is a need for legislation to reflect the views of the majority and this can only be achieved by a ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:02 am   Subject: Letter to EDP: intervening in Iran
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Dear Sir/Madam

I agree with Canon Michael Stagg (Letters, April 4) about Iran's human rights record - it is appalling. However, the key question for Canon Stagg and ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:03 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Iran
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Dear Sir/Madam

As a UEA graduate I was appalled by Thomas Otte’s scaremongering and propagandistic article on Iran (‘Time is short to tackle the Iran nuclear issue’ ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: drink driving
Published.

Dear Sir/Madam

In opposing a reduction in the drink-drive limit because “the only people affected would be those who have habitually been driving on or near the limit for 50 years wit ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:02 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Health and Social Care Bill
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Dear Sir/Madam

According to Colin Leys, honorary professor of politics at Goldsmiths College London, the proposed Health and Social Care Bill will "replace the NHS as a public s ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:00 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP: Afghanistan and television documentaries
Dear Sir/Madam

Thomas Eggett (Letters, March 1) argues “the only way to get a truthful clear picture of the conflict” in Afghanistan “is to watch TV documentaries.”

Is Mr Eggett aware that nearl ...
  Topic: Letter to EDP on Archant executive pay declined by Editor
Ian

Replies: 0
Views: 5605

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:31 am   Subject: Letter to EDP on Archant executive pay declined by Editor
Below is a letter that I recently sent to the Eastern Daily Press, which the Editor has declined to publish. Archant owns the Eastern Daily Press, as well as numerous other local and regional newspape ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:30 am   Subject: Letter to EDP - Afghan reality
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Dear Sir/Madam

With the grim milestone of 400 British servicemen and women dead in Afghanistan likely to be reached in the coming weeks, it seems the right time to ask critical questi ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:06 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP - reply to Martin Mears on climate change
Dear Sir/Madam

Judging by his latest column (‘This protest against global capitalism is so infantile’, November 11), Martin Mears is the last person one would read to get even the most basic unders ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:10 am   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Remembrance Sunday and EDP
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Dear Sir/Madam

As it does every year, I see the EDP devoted a large portion of the November 11 edition of the paper to Remembrance Sunday and the Poppy Appeal ('Take two minute ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:01 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP - UK and Libya
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Dear Sir/Madam

Britain's role in the NATO intervention in Libya was sold to the public as protecting the civilian population of Benghazi from the oncoming forces of Colonel Gaddafi. ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:11 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP - GM crops
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Dear Sir/Madam

George Richards (letters, July 9) believes those who oppose genetically-modified crops have a "neo-Luddite attitude" because GM means "more food for the ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:01 am   Subject: Letter to EDP: 'Peacekeeping in Afghanistan'
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Dear Sir/Madam

Those still under the illusion that UK and NATO troops are in Afghanistan as ‘peacekeeping forces’ would do well to read the recent work of Stephen Grey, a journa ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:39 am   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Sangin, Afghanistan
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Dear Sir/Madam

As British troops handed over control of Sangin in Afghanistan to US forces in September 2010, David Cameron argued "Our troops have performed ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:09 pm   Subject: Letter to EDP re: Iraqi and oil
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Dear Sir/Madam

The EDP has always been quick to dismiss any connection between the illegal US/UK invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the vast oil reserves found in Iraq and ...
  Topic: Letters to the media
Ian

Replies: 83
Views: 182265

PostForum: east anglia   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:52 am   Subject: Letter to EDP re: royal wedding
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Dear Sir/Madam

While there is undoubtedly a large amount of interest in the royal wedding, am I the only person to think the EDP's blanket, pravda-style coverage is over the top? Yes ...
 
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