This is Londons MESSAGEBOARDemail your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat 10 Monday, 27 July 2009 London Lite Pricescorrectattimeofgoingtoprint,subject to availability and conditions. Prices include ightsand arebased on 2sharingaccommodation in August09. lastminute.com actsasanagent for ATOLprotectedoperators. See websitewww.lastminute.com for full termsand conditions. 5* egypt 7 nights from 449 3* majorca 7 nights from 478 5* tunisia 7 nights from 489 escorrectat timeofgoingtoprint subjectto availability and conditions Pricesinclude ightsandare basedon2sharingaccommodation 5* holidays from 449 this august get more get more get more summer 09 Is It just me whos irritated by the smug face of Ray Quinn on those Grease posters?? Nat, IG8 When are random celebs and reality tV stars going to stop taking the West end jobs that us professional performers train for all our lives? Grrrrr!!!!!!! Sarah, W7 FRIdays lesson: its okay to hit people if youre famous. AD, Surrey saW a guy who was using hair straighteners at the gym today... wrong, wrong, WROnG on every level! Neil, SE17 Lee (Txts, Fri): a tube train jumps as it pulls away because packed passengers lean against doors. emergency braking system comes on, as the train thinks the doors are open. doesnt occur outside rush hours. Fiona, E18 Lee: it jumps because one of the motors drops out of circuit and back in again! We (the drivers) cant help it! TubeDriver, W2 saL (Txts, Wed): wife giving birth and I Want to Break Free by Queen comes on radio. she didnt see funny side at the time! Paul, SE7 dan (Txts, Fri): yes, Ive met plenty who tell you their email address has no spaces, probably the same numpties who spell their address out and declare all in lower case. Amanda, Clapham dan: for our office email genius its evolved to thats all one word! The Don, Belvedere PLease someone explain why my iPhone wont do email or texts or often even phone calls within London Bridge station? Is it just mine? arghhh! Nicky, SW16 Why is it that wind always blows against you, never pushes you along from behind, even if you change direction? Whats that all about? Windswept, ME5 FRustRated (Txts, Fri): I ditched the big white wedding for a register office wedding followed by a curry. Best decision ever. Korma, KT22 FRustRated: do what makes you both happy, nothing else matters. Get married abroad with people you care about and save the money for a house! Pippi, CM23 tuBe station with the hottest staff? young hottie on the eastbound Circle line platform at Victoria, where have you gone? Clockedyou, Essex am I wrong to describe myself as a published author of short stories as my texts have been printed in London Lite? Mike, CRO IF yOu saw a pig fly would that be swine flu? Oinktastic, London dId a 12-hour day, last in the office, and girlfriend moans and thinks its weird that I went for a single beer on my own! that beer was my evening. anyone else get this problem? Paul, E15 Arethewounded troopslooked afterbackhome? Damian Hirst is nothing if not a master at making news stories. His artwork isnt that good but you have to admire his expertise as a self- publicist. this bicycle covered in dead butterflies, pictured, is a classic example. Number Six, London if He killed them just to make a bike, thats unbelievably cruel. i suspect, however, they were already dead so i dont see the problem. not cool, mind. Alienz, London isnt it like butterfly collecting? Or has that been banned as well now? Matt Kemp, London IVe never seen a fight at closing time (Letters, Thurs), be it 11pm or 3am. maybe its because I only go to gay pubs. Why can gay guys have a good time and a drink without it ending in violence but straight guys cant? Jonathan, London On the very same day that harry Potter actor daniel Radcliffe came out in a magazine interview as a Liberal democrat supporter, the party crashed into third place in norwich north. magic! Joe, Kent Another thing Do you back 2012? Is Danielle right to start covering up? Is Hirsts bicycle cool or cruel? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite T he suicide of Private Andrew Watson is tragic and must be properly investigated, especially as the 25-year-old was apparently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq. Those returning from warzones deserve the best possible care to help them overcome physical and mental problems brought about by their experiences. Graham, London LIves lost in combat can be unavoidable but lives lost by suicide after returning from war are inexcusable. Unless the Ministry of Defence gets its act together we should prepare for more cases like this. Getting its act together means offering specialised support, not relying on the Nhs which has neither the capac- ity nor knowledge to deal with this. Peter Haldane, London IT Took two years for appropriate compensation to be paid out when my friend, Lance Corporal Martyn Compton, received horrific inju- ries and burns while on duty. This shows there are still shortcomings to the compensation scheme, as highlighted by sir John Major. Alistair Galloway, London IN The past troops returned from war- zones shell- shocked, but were left to deal with it. At least these issues are being recognised these days. Can anyone think of a time when returning soldiers were supported better? Judge D, London BeCAUse we seem to be con- stantly at war these days our troops dont have time to recover. Just weeks after we pulled out of Iraq many soldiers are off to Afghanistan to face an arguably even more dangerous enemy. Its no wonder some crack under the pressure. Sam, EC4 The Ministry of Defence simply abandons soldiers when they finish duty. They put them through hell in the name of democracy but abdicate all respon- sibility once their dirty work is done. shameful. Edie, Alexandra Park Textpoll Q: Should the swine flu vaccine be fast-tracked? OurlastresultShould Brown quit before the election? YES 73% NO 27%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite We must NEVER forget... 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