From: Barry Foster, High Stakesby, Whitby.
I AM quite baffled by Nicola Sturgeon. If her hatred of the English and England is so great and obvious, why then is she continuing to take the financial handouts from our Government?
I was interested in the recent pictures of her meeting with the Prime Minister. Please tell me why Theresa May had to travel to see her. Why not the other way round? The sooner we get stuck into the Brexit negotations, the better in my view. As much I would hate to see the UK divided, the sooner we get rid of Ms Sturgeon the better.
From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.
OF course Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon are poles apart (The Yorkshire Post, March 28).
The former is a decent lady concerned with finding the best deal for the whole of a united UK outside the EU whilst the First Minister is trying to gain political advantage out of Mrs May’s difficult position by trying to fulfill her selfish agenda of independence for an area with a population nowhere near that of Yorkshire. A plague upon your house, Ms Sturgeon, for your single-minded meddling.
From: John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge.
THE scientist Albert Einstein once said ‘If I could do it all again, I would be a plumber’.
I suppose David Cameron must be thinking something similar given that he lost his job after failing to convince the public of the merits of staying in Europe. Day in and day out, we witness the pro and antis going at it like two ferrets in a sack. The politicians who created this mess didn’t have a clue about what they were letting us in for. Now leading figures in Europe say it will cost the UK £50bn to leave. This must be the most expensive divorce on record. Didn’t we sign a pre-nuptial agreement?!
From: Jack Brown, Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton, Barnsley.
HAVING sailed the world in the last days of Empire and witnessed the respect – and even love – of the British, I fought against entry into Europe. My shame when we turned our back on the Commonwealth was absolute.
June 23, 2016, was one of the happiest and proudest days of my life. My grandchildren will reap the rewards of bequeathing to the nations of the greatest empire the world has ever seen, three invaluable gifts: the example of a relatively bloodless withdrawal; representative democracy and the English language.