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Pass the Brexit parcel

The pass the parcel game that our parliamentarians are playing with the referendum and resulting mandate to leave the European Disunion have made us the laughing stock of Europe and the rest of the free world. Every one of the numerous underhand moves they have made and are still making is a clear act of sedition to thwart the will of the 17.4 million who voted to leave.

In my opinion, with a few exceptions they could not run an ice cream stall at the top of Ben Nevis on a summer’s day. Could anyone, regardless of whether you voted to remain or leave, imagine this farce if remain had won. Their petty squabbles and self-interested posturing instead of decisive actions over the last almost three years will affect the future of every man, woman and child on this island.

Watching the smug smiles on the faces of the Disunion’s arrogant intransigent gravy train bullies at the subservience of a nodding donkey British Prime Minister to their outrageous financial demands for a simple trading deal when the vast majority of the countries in this cabal are non financial contributors, quite honestly leaves me in despair for the future of my country.

In the meantime, stabbings are on the increase, care homes are closing, hospitals cannot cope, utility bills are a disgrace, the railways are run like cattle trucks but more expensive, drug dealers infest our towns and cities with their vile trade .Councils taxes are increasing while services are decreasing. Child sex grooming gangs are rife. M15 and MI6 are at breaking point containing the threat of the home-bred terrorism on our streets.

Bill Williams, Merlin Way, Covingham

Brexit self-destruction

Here’s how our government is forcing UK industry to self destruct bit by bit after 31 March 2019. The EU have brilliant negotiators, which the UK previously benefited from. After 31 March, they will gradually introduce regulations that affect UK industries, because EU trade laws and standards are constantly evolving. They will vote for and introduce technical regulations that make it harder to export UK goods to the EU. This will lead to the dismantling of high value UK industry bit by bit: autos, pharma, aerospace, each and every high value industry. Singapore, Japan and Canada have just done trade deals with the EU after 8 or more years of negotiations. The UK trades high value products, not low value ones, and of the 30 or so remaining top economies in the world with high purchasing power 25 of them are in EFTA and the EU. Poorer countries want mobile phones, cheap clothes and food. The UK just can’t trade on that basis.

Steve Rouse, Wroughton

Appointment confusion

I WENT to see my doctor about a condition that I have due to my age. I then received a letter from the Pierre Simonet Buildings. They asked me to phone to book an appointment. When I got through I had to give my booking number plus my access code which is now for life. I was then asked to phone again in a week’s time to be given my appointments date. On doing this I was then asked which hospital I would like to go to and how near to Swindon I would be happy with. I said the GWH. I was then told I would need to phone them. Pierre Simonet are sending the information through the post, as I got so confused! Now I have to start all over again. Is it worth it? Where are the good old days when we had our appointments sent to you in the post. Stop this world I want to get off.

Janet Woodham, Scotby Avenue, Swindon

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