YP Letters: Home Guard could do a better job than our Border Force

Migrants being rescued by the Italian authorities in the Mediterannean.
Migrants being rescued by the Italian authorities in the Mediterannean.
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From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor.

REGARDING migrants crossing the English Channel. Maybe the Government ought to resurrect the old Home Guard with retired pensioners watching our coastlines. I’m sure they would do a better job than the Border Force who, due to cutbacks, have too few resources to patrol fully.

From: Janet Berry, Hambleton.

THE main reason that I will be voting to leave the EU is immigration.

England is full.

From: Jack Caley, Aldbrough, Hull.

LIKE many politicians in their zeal to keep us in the EU, Anne McIntosh (The Yorkshire Post, May 26) is very selective in her facts.

The free trade area may be important to our farmers, but it is vastly more important to European farmers in their access to our market.

From: David Rimington, Fairways Drive, Harrogate.

IT must be clear that the UK should not only leave the EU, but reform the benefit system which is a magnet for migrants.

From: Roger Taylor, Glen Terrace, Harrogate.

AM I the only one who has noticed that the wealthy, bankers, IMF, CBI, luvvies and all on the gravy train are telling us we are better off in the European Union?

From: Professor Frank Lefley, Goole,

IF, as David Cameron and George Osborne keep telling us, it is going to be difficult to obtain a trade agreement to sell to European Union countries if we pull out, will the German car manufacturers have to negotiate a trade agreement with the UK to sell cars to us?

Do we not import more from mainland Europe than we export to them and, if so, will we not be in a stronger position following a Brexit?

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

REMAIN campaigner and Hull MP Alan Johnson has been described as “the best leader Labour never had” (The 
Yorkshire Post, May 30). For ‘Labour’ read ‘Britain’ – is there still a chance?

From: J B Doyle, Queensway, Moorgate, Rotherham.

SIMPLY, Angela Merkel and the rest need the UK to stay in. The atlernative out would place financial stress on Germany.