From: RG Davis, Hawkcliffe View, Silsden.
I HAVE watched and listened to all the so called debates as to whether we should leave the European Union and still no one has painted a clear picture for me.
I then woke up to the news of the bombings in Brussels. When will we, in this country, wake up to the fact that it could be us next? The sooner we leave this Union, the better as far as I am concerned.
We can than have control of our borders; we can decide who we allow into our country; we will not have to answer to the myriad of countries who currently make up the European Union and we can then deport the undesirables from our country without fear of intervention from Brussels
We all know who the “undesirables” are, but political correctness does not allow us to identify their country of origin.
We, as a country, have bent over backwards to accommodate these people and try to integrate them into our country. I have seen no sign of reciprocation on their part.
I am a Conservative voter but I just wish we were lead by someone with the “backbone” to make decisions, not someone who just dithers. Please can we have our country back before it is too late.
From: Ian Oglesby, High Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, York.
IN response to John S Murray (The Yorkshire Post, March 17), I suggest that passports and the English Channel are of prime importance in curbing immigrants, including jihadists. Already, we have four times the population, per square mile, as France.
I wonder how long he thinks his beloved euro will last, beset with the insolvable problems of disparate economies. I don’t mind carrying a UK passport and reluctantly exchanging my pounds sterling for euros, but other issues are of more importance.
From: Peter Hyde, Kendale View, Driffield.
WHY am I not surprised at the terror attacks in Brussels? Simply because of the free movement allowed by the EU. Let’s get out of the failing EU and protect out borders before it is too late, if it is not so now.
From: Aled Jones, Southcliffe Road, Bridlington.
NEVER mind what the bleeding-heart liberals say. If we want an end to Islamist terror attacks, shouldn’t we be closing our borders?
We need to stand up against political correctness before it’s too late. London, Paris, Brussels none of this would have happened if we had real patriots in charge of our governments.
From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.
THE number of terrorists in Belgium makes me wonder whether or not we are safer in the EU. Surely if our borders are protected, we can check all people coming into the UK and, probably, stop some of them? Free movement of people within Europe intending to do us harm seems to be aided by governments whose security measures are not as stringent as they might be.
Better tunnel vision hopes
From: Nicholas Binns, Derby Road, Wirksworth.
I HOPE the Sheffield Manchester tunnel (if it is ever built) is more successful than the Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 in Surrey.
In its first four years, it has been closed 80 times owing to police and Highway Agency incompetence.
In view of chaos caused by the M1 in Derbyshire and Yorkshire being dug up for the last five years, and to no benefit by the Highways Agency, is it wise £75m is being wasted on a feasibility study by the same useless organisation?
Policewomen aren’t ‘loves’
From: John Gordon, Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon.
ADDICTED as I am to the TV crime series, Vera, owing chiefly to the excellent performance of the brilliant Brenda Blethyn, I have to say that in all the 40 odd years I have worked and lived ‘up North’ I have never been addressed by a policeman or woman as ‘pet’, ‘love’ or ‘sweetheart’.
No fool over energy costs
From: Alan Hall, Rutland Drive, Harrogate.
SEVERAL weeks ago in your Motley Fool column, you persuaded me to investigate my gas and electricity charges. I am delighted tosay my savings over the next year will be £794. I would encourage all your readers to check out their own payments.
That’s their idea of North
From: Roger Shaw, Park Edge Close, Roundhay, Leeds.
WE read daily of the many Government promises to back a Northern Powerhouse, with investments in rail, flood protection and industries, but I am not optimistic. This road sign close to London’s North Circular Road sums up their conception of ‘The North’! It points motorists to the ‘recycling centre and household waste site’.