Pump is for village news not for political issues

Pauline Cherry is entitled to her views about the benefit system. However, the parish pump is for town and parish news. It should not be used to express personal opinions, especially on controversial and sensitive national issues, either directly or by relating hearsay like “as many people state, milked the Social ...”.

I am very surprised that whoever is responsible at the Sussex Express for scrutinising and editing parish pump contributions allowed this item to go forward for publication.

Kevin Froude

Offham