We need common sense over Brexit
WHEN are we going to see a common sense statement about Brexit negotiations.
The plain truth is that the EU does not want any progress. The bureaucrats do not wish Britain to leave and will do anything, any method to block it.
Take the Irish border question. Ireland has been part of British culture for over 500 years. Our cultures and history are intertwined, yet Brussels is trying to treat it like two foreign countries.
Irishmen contributed hugely to the building of the British Empire with troops and administrators.
The development of the Commonwealth followed, for which the world has no comparison. Irish volunteers also fought in two world wars to save this Europe that is being so intransigent.
Despite political differences, based on religion, the two peoples are extraordinarily close.
Go to any National Hunt meeting in Britain and you will find jockeys, horses, owners from Eire. Cooperation on football and other sports is evidence of the closeness of our cultures. Why do we want an EU border at all, except as a technicality? Please find a Winston Churchill or other patriot to get us out of this undemocratic dinosaur organisation. P Wilson Nuneaton
Hospital system not working
IT cannot always be the patient who is at fault especially regarding our University Hospital. Firstly, If you drive, you could start out an hour earlier and still miss your appointment while driving round and round trying to find a place to park.
Secondly, you could have contacted reception to cancel this appointment, then give suggested other dates and times to re-book and not get a new appointment sent out to you, and the original just not taken off the book.
Thirdly, it has been known for a consultant to go on holiday and not bother to update the hospital appointment system, and notify you of the cancelled date and give an alternative.
Is this part of the problem of having individual NHS trusts? It means there is nobody in authority who can invest in a more cohesive and simplified system to stop these mistakes happening and save the NHS wasting money. Sheila Bates Tile Hill South
Seats for city centre please
YOU might just as well knock your head against a brick wall than to ask for seats to be restored to the Burgess.
l have brought this subject up before but the request falls on deaf ears as we are still left standing.
It is no wonder shops are closing down as there are very few seats under cover to sit on in Coventry , you would think we live in sunny Spain.
How about a few seats being made available in the shops too?
it is hard work walking round the city without taking a rest along the wa although l am glad to see that Coventry Market is showing the way by having a few benches again to sit on.
You should not have to buy an expensive drink in order to take a rest or use a toilet.
These are basic needs that should be addressed before spending our money on free music in the Memorial Park.
I hope for great improvements in readiness for the City of Culture year as the place does look rather grubby and run down of late. Josephine Oriel Vitols Keresley