From: John Riseley, Harrogate.
WHATEVER the causes of global warming, and notwithstanding our good intentions on the reduction of emissions, there can be little doubt that we face significant risk of disruption to our food supplies in this century. To prepare for this, the focus of our policies on welfare, migration and overseas aid should be to encourage and facilitate a rapid transition to zero population growth.
It was with some concern then that I heard of a DfID scheme in which eligibility for assistance depends upon the recipient being pregnant. The Brexit vote was supposed to be a wake-up call, but the sleep-walking goes on. Mrs May, get a grip!
From: Nigel Bywater, Morley.
IT is said that the “nauseating Bremoaners” are poor losers for wanting a second referendum.
It is not a matter of being a sore loser; will the bill to leave the EU get passed the 760 members sitting in the House of Lords?
Theresa May stated the obvious in her recent big speech, but she failed to say how being outside the EU will help her reduce immigration.
We have a poorly-performing NHS, due to lack of funding and the failure to train enough doctors and nurses. We also have a construction sector which is struggling due to a failure to train and recruit enough staff.
From: Don Burslam, Elm Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury.
THERE is an old saying that history tends to repeat itself. The Government’s faith in forging new trade links in countries far afield puts me in mind of Imperial Preference in the days when we had an Empire.
This had great sentimental appeal but the hundreds of millions on our doorstep proves an irresistible appeal to exploit. There was also the European Free Trade Area, designed to avoid or compete with the larger community, by a handful of small states but it failed.
It is simply a matter of geography and numbers. To compensate for tariff barriers erected against us, it is going to be a truly Herculean task to claw back the lost
revenue the UK will now face. Multi-nationals will hardly be looking to the UK as the odd man out in Europe.
From: Keith Brooks, Wakefield.
NOW that Brexit has to go to a Parliamentary vote, I hope that people who voted for Brexit send remainer MPs like Tim Farron and Nick Clegg into political obscurity at the next election.