Egypt should be left to solve its own problems
From: Miss Judy Gibbard, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby.
people shouldn’t be butting into Egypt. Other countries are interfering in their business (including Britain and America).
Egypt goes back a long way and their culture is different from ours. It is up to them to try to get out of the mess they are in. The thing for foreigners to do is to get out of the country as soon as possible or lie low, like we did in Uganda, when Idi Amin overthrew the government.
The only help I received from the British High Commission was a stereotyped letter telling me I was in the country at my own risk. I hope Britain has sent a commercial aeroplane to Egypt to pick up our British nationals.
From: Martin D Stern, Hanover Gardens, Salford.
DAVID Quarrie (Yorkshire Post, February 1) claims, in regard to the tumult in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria, Libya and Jordan, that the “future and safety [of the Western world] is directly influenced by what does or does not happen in Palestine, and ... this remains the world’s most serious problem”.
What is perhaps the most significant aspect of this unrest in the Middle East is that the demonstrators are calling for an end to dictatorship and corruption, and a fairer distribution of resources, but there is almost no mention of Palestine.
Perhaps the obsession of the Western Left/liberal chattering classes with portraying Israel as the source of all the world’s problems is as completely unrelated to reality as the delusions of schizophrenics who hear voices urging them to kill someone who is trying to take over their mind.