Spend aid cash at home
Despite the ridiculous rhetoric of wealthy but silly Jacob Rees-Mogg talking about a vassal state the Theresa May deal is the logical and rational way forward at the moment (“ReesMogg rebels vow to defeat May”, January 6).
It maintains a good relationship with the EU while respecting the marginal vote to leave.
If Rees-Mogg and his band of fanatics are so sure no one will lose their job or their business or their life savings let them guarantee to compensate those who suffer because of a no-deal situation.
The millionaires will be OK, as will the politicians who get paid whatever happens. It will be ordinary folk who will suffer if it all goes wrong. They will pay the price for the selfimportant posturing of disloyal backbench MPs.
Roger Fownes, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Geoffrey Brooking, Havant, Hampshire stepped into a M&S store and quite a few other high street names for five years as they have all lost the plot and I now have to go Spain for my clothing. I save 55 per cent and get more choice and better service with a smile.
I am angry though, as one should not have to travel so far to buy bigger-sized clothing and better quality. Do the shareholders of these white elephants really care or are they just milking the system for a fast buck too?
John Ward, Ilkeston, Derbyshire their songs are still going strong since winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. They are loved the world over.
The two films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again are rolling it in at the cinema, just as the West End musical of Mamma Mia! is still going strong after its first showing in 1999.
Great names such as Cher are singing albums of Abba cover versions.
What was the name of the girl group you belong to, Melanie? Oh yes, the Spice Girls. I’ve nearly blocked that out. Jan Easter, Plymouth I was appalled to read that the taxpayers of Britain still provide £900,000 a day in foreign aid to Nigeria (“Christians suffer Islamist genocide”, January 6).
Quite apart from the religious conflict referred to, surely this money would be far better spent on sorting out the nursing crisis in Britain.
Or what about restoring the seven years of pension entitlement to women born in the 1950s which they were deprived of with little or no notice, alleviating the hardship caused by the foul-up in the introduction of Universal Credit, or even halting the decline of high streets?
It may seem trite to say that charity begins at home, but I really feel we need to get our priorities right. David Cotton, Leicester