The Nether Regions

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If you want a pool so much – then move

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The letters page of any decent local newspaper is always a reliable source of good old-fashioned common sense. For instance, the letter below is entirely reasonable: its author isn’t bothered about swimming, so why would they particularly want a swimming pool to be built in their town? Fair enough. Then, admittedly, they get a bit silly about taxpayers’ money… and then towards the end… oh no, wait, they’re an actual fascist. Steer well clear.

Market Rasen Mail, 4 November 2009 (submitted by Anna):

If you want a pool so much – then move

EDITOR – At last; thanks for printing a sensible letter about the pool in last week’s Mail.

I second almost everything Mr Watson-Smith said. I don’t want a pool, most townspeople are completely indifferent to it and it will just be another financial burden on those who don’t use it.

Let the few who do, pay for its full cost. If you want to swim so much, go and live somewhere that has a pool – Louth, Grimsby, Brigg, Horncastle – and help relieve the burden on the non-swimmers there.

Don’t keep taxing me for things I don’t want and don’t use.

The poolies and leisured classes could do some real good for the town with the spare £4 million (we never learned where the last £4 million disappeared), by building a few jail cells, some stocks and a gibbet for the Market Place, and paying for some police boots on the ground where and when they are urgently needed.

CJ Belton
Oxford Street,
Market Rasen


Written by Paddy

January 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

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  1. Get more bobbies on the beat; that’s the only way to mend this most broken of Broken Britains. As for more jail cells and stocks, I’m very much in favour, but I think that throwing turkey innards at ciminals is a bit too much.


    January 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

  2. My favourite thing about regional media is the mentioning of places that are otherwise never to be mentioned. That is a great list.

    Louth, Grimsby, Brigg, Horncastle.



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