Truth has many faces

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SOME people are always telling us what we are thinking, what is well known and what the majority want. If something is said often enough it could become believable but not necessarily the truth.

For example, we are told a majority of York people support a 20mph speed limit but who did they ask? Again, Godfrey Bloom MEP says the overwhelming feeling in the country is for a blanket ban on prisoners voting. I doubt if the majority actually care.

Certain Tory MPs along with UKIP say the majority wish to leave the EU. They say the same majority wants a referendum, but not everyone supports either UKIP or the Conservatives. The only people who want a referendum are those who think they will win.

The recent by-election in Rotherham will have given UKIP members a boost but most of their increased votes probably came from disenchanted Tory voters.

We have just had a judge-led inquiry at great expense to find out that certain news media have used illegal methods in order to sell newspapers instead of telling us the truth. So can we really believe when these same newspapers tell us what the majority think?

Before anyone has a vote we must be given unbiased facts about the consequences of any decision.

Dennis Barton, Woodthorpe, York.

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9:57am Wed 5 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

If you want unbiased facts Dennis look no further than James Alexander.
If you do not agree with his version and like you, have dared to put pen to paper. You may be sure he will use his influence to have your comments removed from the pages of the press.
If you want unbiased facts Dennis look no further than James Alexander. If you do not agree with his version and like you, have dared to put pen to paper. You may be sure he will use his influence to have your comments removed from the pages of the press. capt spaulding
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1:33pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Good letter.

Truth doesn't just have many faces.
Truth is out of style.
Good letter. Truth doesn't just have many faces. Truth is out of style. Buzz Light-year
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