No clean slate if you change sides
How fortunate for the Conservative Party that there have been local defections to UKIP ("UKIP gains first county seats as ex-Tories join up", Mercury, March 6).
This means those Conservative councillors or ex-councillors who have blotted their copybook – by being censured by the standards board or demoted by the party and stand no chance of being selected by the Tories for future elections – will carry their disgrace over to UKIP.
Do they think that joining UKIP absolves them of all their wrong- doings, or will UKIP regret allowing them to join when they are rejected by the voters for their previous behaviour?
You can't fool all of the electorate most of the time!
JF Collins, Groby.
How long is it going to be before something is done about the parking of cars on double yellow lines that occurs daily on Melton Road and Belgrave Road area?
No matter what time of the day you travel on this route, there are cars parked on the lines with hazard lights on and, if they can't park on the road, some of the drivers park on the pavement.
The numerous buses that travel on this busy road have trouble passing them and that leads to more congestion.
Are Melton Road and Belgrave Road classed as special areas where this is allowed because I don't think you can do this in any other areas of the city.
I thought hazard lights were for emergencies only. Come on traffic wardens, where are you?
C Warren, Leicester.
As it is still freezing in mid-March, I recall that a few years ago we were being told that North Yorkshire would be soon covered in vineyards, and the South Downs would be orange groves!
This was supposed to frighten us into spending a fortune on anti-climate change measures. Did the geniuses who worked this out forget about the forces of nature?
Jeff Rosenthal, Bushby.