Does nobody in Crawley have anything to say? I find that hard to believe, but the Crawley News has a page entitled “Your Views”, which is probably what a focus group or media consultant told them to call the letters to the editor page. Much of the page is taken up by a reader’s photograph, the local MP’s column and an advert for laser treatment for fungal infections. (I wonder if it would work on the local MP? Boom! A bit of politics for you there!)
That leaves space for two long letters from local councillors, two medium length letters from local councillors and one short letter from a non-councillor. Does the editor really receive 80% of his post from councillors who do have plenty of other chances to give their opinions? Perhaps the page should be called “Your Councillors’ Views” instead?