We need com­mon sense over Brexit

Coventry Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

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

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