I always enjoy flipping through the local periodicals, and one of my highlights is always the “letters” section. I always enjoy spotting the obvious letter extolling the periodical in question which has been written by the editor, or the editors best friend. And a paper that has no letters page is usually returned to the pile in favour of one that does.
However, recently they all appear to have been taken over by a group of small minded little englanders who only don’t put their alias as “disgusted from Denia” because they have no imagination. They seem to whinge bitterly about almost anything, whether it be problems in the UK (hello? I don’t care that you got stopped smuggling cigs into the UK Mr Bennett! (Costa Almeria news this week).), or things they don’t understand in Spain.
Letters about abandoned animals, graffiti, etc I don’t mind. But why do the editors insist upon publishing letters that are, upon occasions, absolute tripe? I may well set up a website where every week we replicate all the letters from the different newspapers, and people can go and rate them. That should show the editors what we want to read. And I shan’t bother including the tripe from the Euro Weekly.