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EU is the problem

Mark Webb (May 24) is right to be disturbed at the rising level of poverty in Britain.

The main cause of poverty is the very high cost of living caused by the shortage of houses.

Britain is short of four million houses. It was Britain’s 46-year membership of the EU that caused the housing shortage.

This is why Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016. This is why the working class are flocking to support Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party.

The British voters know what the problem is, and they know what caused the problem.

The solution is for our MPs to take us out of the EU without a deal and in future trade under WTO rules with Europe and the rest of the world.

Steve Halden, Beaufort Green, Swindon

Let’s have a laugh

Let us brighten the letters pages for a change with a bit of humour.

A national newspaper recently printed a page of famous film one liners.

Number one was Michael Caine’s line about you were only supposed to blow the doors off from the classic The Italian Job.

Let me add a bit of Scottish one liners from the longest running detective series in television history Taggart.

Burke, who replaced Taggart, asks his sergeant about a person of interest regarding a murder.

His sergeant replies ‘Sir, he did not drink or smoke, watch TV or read newspapers’.

Burke replies ‘he must have been a real barrel of laughs’.

The classic reply was the original Taggart to his sergeant. Jardine meets a girl who has just joined the police force.

His sergeant immediately recognises her as a member of his church choir.

He then tells her he will join her tonight at choir practice.

Taggart replies: “Oh no, don’t tell me, not the Singing Detective.” That’s all for now folks, come on cheer up. The sunshine at last is on its way.

I have my faults, but I hope I don’t bore you all with the technical banality regarding Swindon’s political charlatans. Not to mention the Houses of Perdition.

Who ignore the will of the people who elect them.

Why? Because regardless of all the genuine letters sent to these pages regarding their performances in power.

They are still there at all our expense.

I hope that will end soon, for all our sakes.

Bill Williams, Merlin Way, Covingham

Thanks for helping

I would like to thank all the people who came to my aid at Swindon bus station on Thursday, May 9, after I had a funny turn whilst waiting for the No 9 bus.

Special thanks to Katrina, Harry, Dan and Jill who stayed with me for a couple of hours whilst waiting for an ambulance.

Also the young lady who phoned for the ambulance and the lady who made sure my purse was safely tucked away out of sight.

Also two gentlemen from Stagecoach who redirected people and buses around me.

I am now fully recovered and my faith in the kindness of strangers is fully restored.

Anne Hughes, Swindon

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