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OUT IN THE FIELD: The NHS needs more like lovely Gina
It’s always sad when pubs close and are knocked down (even more so when churches are bulldozed to the ground) so let’s hope people start supporting the last service club in Eastbourne, the Royal Air Forces Association Club in Wish Road. Representatives there say they want to see it go from strength to strength and I hope they do. With the demise of the Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Pevensey Road and the neighbouring British Legion, the Royal Engineers club in Latimer Road and more recently the Royal Naval Club in Beach Road, the RAFA Club is open to everyone with a darts club, a bingo night, dances, a bar and serves food several days a week which I am informed by those in the know is first class.
 

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LETTER: Ban second jobs for MPs
I might understand it if Messers Rifkind and Straw took holiday jobs like many of us subordinates do especially as MPs have generous, extended holidays, but taking on a second job when they are supposed to be representing their constituents is outrageous. Surely an MP’s job is not only full-time but also exhausting taking the incumbent into the dead of night and often early rising. Even if there comes a lax period it must be incumbent on the MP to walk into the constituency and talk with people to find what their problems are and discuss solutions. MPs get an enviable salary and pension and are elected in the belief that they will represent their constituents 100%. Clearly these ex-cabinet MPs, and others, have failed in the expected duty to provide 100% representation to their constituents. Second jobs should be banned for MPs; they are our public servants and should be giving us their full time commitment.
 

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