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When disagreeing with other contributors, please play the ball and not the man. We would suggest that if your argument is superior to that of the person you are debating, you will convince a greater number of readers of this fact with clearly communicated, well-reasoned logic and, perhaps above all, courtesy, than by attempting to establish that the person with whom you are arguing is intellectually deficient, per se.

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The Alex Belfield case has highlighted some problematic and sinister consequences of 'hate crime' legislation. 

The new COVID vaccines have not been proven to provide benefit against a disease which the UK Government removed from the high consequence disease (HCID) list in March 2020. 

Nuremberg Code Article 6 relates to requirements for the informed consent of individuals subject to experimental medical intervention. 

The COVID pandemic originated in Wuhan China and has cost lives and destroyed businesses in the UK. 

Late 2019 saw departments within the NHS actively requesting elderly people to sign 'Do Not Resuscitate' [DNR] notices.

Is urgent action required to address the spike in incidents of live animal theft, particularly dogs, reported during the last 12 months?

Kirklees Council have released a consultation to selected electors relating to Holmfirth Indoor Market and the adjacent car park.

Personal ID is required to open bank accounts, to sell your house and to drive a car. Election integrity is the foundation of our democracy.

Inheritance tax when introduced only affected a small proportion of the population.