Act now and stop arguing

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As the late great Terry-Thomas might have said: “What a shower, an absolute shower!”

I refer to Mark Payne’s item (Mail, September 1) about the so-called “war of words” over the absent A&E department at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

This issue seems to have truly become a bandwagon for many, not only possibly for UKIP.

I feel confident in saying that what the vast majority of Hartlepool residents want is action and not words.

Such argy-bargies may suit the self-interests of some so-called public servants, but they don’t suit us – the people that put them in those positions.

In mentioning those Coun Riddle claims deserve the “credit” for spearheading the campaign to reinstate the A&E department, it’s worth noting that the name of our esteemed MP was absent.

Given that Hartlepool Borough Council has failed to provide adequate toilet facilities in the town, I remain pessimistic about its success regarding the hospital.

In essence, it’s time for the vacuous arguing to stop and some real action to start.

If that’s not asking too much.

Tim Moss,

Seaton Carew.