This city isn't a dump but it's getting there
How dare David Amess MP refer to Leicester as a dump? ("What Tory MP thinks of the City of Culture rivals", Leicester Mercury, March 9).
We are not a dump. Not yet, anyway, but I believe city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby is working hard at it.
The MP suggests Leicester people do not know what culture is. Well, we have three or four theatres that constantly make a loss and are supported by a council that likes to throw good money after bad.
We have a football team fit for the Championship, but no hope of reaching the Premier League, because we are so inconsistent. If we cannot beat teams such as Peterborough or Charlton, how can we expect to hold our own against the likes of Liverpool, Everton or Manchester City?
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Our cricket team can only play the pyjama game and not the correct version. (Thank goodness for our rugby team. Even when the whole of the first team is away on international duty and the Tigers have to play their squad players, they still manage to push for honours).
The city's railway station area is full of undesirables, alcoholics and ladies of the night; Granby Street is a takeaway street; if you manage to get your car into Leicester, you will probably damage it by driving over all the potholes. And you are probably better off walking in as the bus service is so poor.
Ian G Lambert, Anstey Heights.