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Never forget lost lives

Once again Bill Williams overlooks the contribution of the USSR to the defeat of Germany and its allies in 1945, (We’re a proud nation (S.A, February 11).

Whatever we think of the USSR then and Russia now, we should never forget that they probably lost more people in the 39-45 war than the rest of the allies put together.

Unlike Bill I voted Remain in the referendum because I thought leaving the EU might put too many jobs at risk, although, being in my late 80s, I don’t think it will have a great impact on me either way.

However, I believe that the Germans and the Japanese, who the Allies also defeated, are not manufacturing their cars here because they hold us in great esteem, but merely because it gives them easy access to the E.U. There’s possibly not much love lost even between the UK and many of the Indian population. India, of course, also makes cars here as well as running our steel industry.

After all, they didn’t want us in their country to start with, but were only able to push us out after two world wars had left Britain impoverished.

Anyway, back to Brexit. The financial press reports that Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the prime advocates of Leave, has moved the base of his hedge fund business to Belfast, so that it will remain in the E.U. whatever the outcome of the negotiations.

Merrill Lynch is moving to Paris and Dublin, but that’s an American bank anyway. However, I would have expected Rees-Mogg to remain here. It brings to mind sinking ships and rats.

Don Reeve, Horder Mews, Old Town

It’s Theresa May-hem

Theresa ‘Mayhem’ is doing very well. Drunken, sorry Juncker is on a salary of £29,000 a month. I don’t think I ever earned that per annum and I worked until I was 69. Not to mention his pension and expenses. His cohort Tusk is on twice the salary of Frau Mayhem.

Or should it be Machiavellian Mayhem.

We are always told about these necessary cuts to save the economy.

But we never hear about cuts to the bloated salaries of the idiots who have made us the laughing stock of the free world due to their ineptitude and financial self interests.That includes Swindon council.

Against the will of the democratic wish of our nation, fought for centuries in blood and tears. Who is paying for all this ? We are.

However, the amount of protests in writing and verbally in their faces from the people who vote them in, as well as Nigel Farage’s new politically party Brexit.

Has frightened the life out of them. I am tempted to use a stronger word .But it would not be printed in a family newspaper. Rightly so.

The European Disunion has been a financial disaster to the working class people of that continent .I have spent many happy holidays all over Europe with my family .The friendly people, the nice weather the cheap prices. All agreed . I would not take a holiday in Europe at the moment because of the turmoil caused by the European Disunion .If they offered me a free flight and free accommodation.

I would fear for the safety of my little Westie, never mind my family.

May I now challenge, not for the first time, all Remain voters including the two Swindon MPs. Would you like to reply to this letter in defence of your European Disunion zeal. I assure you if you do. It will not go unanswered.

Bill Williams, Merlin Way, Swindon

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