Spend aid cash at home

Sunday Express - - LETTERS -

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

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