Drug dealer father is Hull of a bad dad ; LETTERS [Sunday Mirror (England)]
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It was not a shock to read that some of Raymond Hull's children have been in and out of prison. No matter what he says, this drug dealer - who has 22 children by 11 different women - is far from being a decent father and it's no wonder his kids have turned to crime.
With Hull as their role model, what aspirations can they possibly have beyond making a quick buck and avoiding responsibility?
I'm not saying the kids aren't to blame for their own actions but they never had a chance to begin with.
Adrian Hull has served 17 years for murder and when all he's got to return to is this family, I can't see him ever getting straightened out.
Rosemary Hodgkiss Melksham, Wiltshire
Much as I hate any story that stereotypes people on benefits, Raymond Hull's tale made me really angry.
I'm 23 and have a beautiful two-year-old I would die for. Every day I get up and go to work so I can support him. It sickens me that people like Hull are calling themselves good parents when all they do is go around getting women pregnant and avoiding work.
I would never give up my job for benefits because I want my son to learn that if you want to lead a good life you have to put in a shift. From the sounds of it, this is not a lesson I think Hull's kids have ever been taught.
Nicky Miller, Bournemouth, Dorset
I had to laugh out loud when I read that job-less 58-year-old Raymond Hull can't work due to a bad back. The man has fathered 22 kids - it certainly wasn't hard work that caused his bad back!
Barry Thomas Redruth, Cornwall
Raymond Hull is a classic example of everything that's wrong with today'society...
In your front page story last week about EastEnders star Danny Dyer's affair, Cara Chamberlain's friend is quoted as saying that Danny "talked about his wife and children" while he was with Cara - and she still slept with him? That makes her as bad as him, if you ask me.
As for Danny, he's not even a real Cockney, he's from a well-off Essex family. He could be a better actor too if he wasn't trying so hard to live up to the bad-boy image.
Jenny Mitchell, via email
Danny Dyer is awful, why would anybody care about him let alone jump into bed with him. I would rather have all my teeth out than go near him.
To many voters, UKIP seemed like the obvious answer to the rather soiled alternatives.
Now we learn that Nigel Farage and Co have shamelessly claimed Pounds 800,000 expenses from the EU - which they claim to detest.
UKIP has been riding high on the back of the coalition's failures. Now they've shown they're no different to their hypocritical rivals.
Andy Kane Kingston Park, Tyne & Wear
So after UKIP shouted from the rooftops about wanting Britain to leave the EU, it turns out their MEPs were still quite happy to claim a massive Pounds 800,000 in expenses from it.
This organisation has long campaigned for Britain to opt out of the EU, yet UKIP's Euro MPs claimed the huge amount between them, paid for by taxpayers - the very people they want to win votes from by pretending they are different from the mainstream political parties.
Three cheers to the Sunday Mirror for exposing this rank hypocrisy.
Gary Simpson Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Farage wants out of Europe, right? He's more than happy to ride the Euro gravy train though. #UKIP #doublestandards
Reading about 22-year-old Carla Dunphy-Clarkson's suicide message saying "He killed me" scrawled in lipstick was heart-breaking. Like so many victims of domestic abuse, Carla could not cope with her manipulative and violent partner and felt death was her only way out.
I'm glad there's a campaign to get "liability for suicide" recognised. These abusive partners should face the full force of the courts.
Carol Keenan Petts Wood, south-east London
Like Carla, I have been stuck in an abusive relationship. I felt like ending it many times but I had to keep thinking of the children.
I eventually built up the courage to get out and call the police. I'm so glad I could do it but I also know how hard it is and we should never judge the victim in these circumstances.
I have a lot of sympathy for Lee Rigby's widow, who is seeing her late husband's mate. Being widowed myself I faced disapproval and prejudice when I "dared" to embark upon another relationship. You should walk a mile in a person's shoes before you judge them.
Zandra Taylor Blackrod, Greater Manchester
It is extraordinary the Government is so keen to involve Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in our affairs. There may be no evidence Huawei is guilty of any wrongdoing but Cameron's efforts to woo China should not compromise our national security.
Frankie Coates Wallsend, Tyne & Wear
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