£4m square is a waste of money
From my research among friends and acquaintances, I find the overwhelming majority are saying "if it is so imperative to spend £4 million by the city council, then in these difficult times it is really not appropriate to spend this sum on the proposed Jubilee Square".
I fail to understand why the city mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, is pushing to spend this £4 million on the project when it is apparent the majority of the citizens disapprove.
I also feel it is wrong for the mayor to take sides at such an early stage in the planning proceedings, or is it a "done deal" and the offer of public consultation a charade and therefore meaningless?
Furthermore, the artist's impression of the area really bears no relation or resemblance to the area in question, as the site is very much in a built-up area and confined space, not as virtually depicted.
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Peter Baxter, Leicester.
While I agree with the removal of child benefit from well-off, I think the system should be abolished altogether.
When it was introduced in 1975, average wages were very low but today they are high and it is possible to live comfortably.
The system has created a way of life for a lot of people, disabling marriage and stable relationships.
The system encourages fraud and dishonesty and discourages young people and some adults from standing on their own two feet.
They know if they have children, they will be entitled to social housing and every benefit available.
Having children is a privilege, not an entitlement. Therefore, those who wish to have children must also have the means to bring them up as responsible citizens.
There is no such a thing as free lunch – what is free for somebody, somebody else is paying for it.
Elliot Akinwumi, Blaby.
I was delighted recently to discover and purchase a biography on Muriel Spark, famous for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
I was even more delighted to find the author, Martin Stannard, is professor of modern English literature at the University of Leicester.
Reginald Dunkley, Leicester.