Letters - October 31, 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the House of Commons at the start of the debate on the vote for an EU referendum.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 24, 2011. See PA story POLITICS Referendum. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the House of Commons at the start of the debate on the vote for an EU referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 24, 2011. See PA story POLITICS Referendum. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
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IT was with disgust and total dismay that I watched our MPs debating in the House of Commons whether to allow the electorate a referendum on the European Union.

One after another gave their reasons for being either in favour of staying in the European Union, or coming out.

The point they all missed, of course, was that the motion was, in fact, whether to allow the public to have a referendum on the issue, not their own personal opinion of why we should be in or out.

Do our MPs not understand they are not there by divine right? They are there to represent the wishes of their constituents, who put them in office in the first place.

Have any one of them been back to their constituents and asked them whether they want a referendum on the European issue? No, I don’t think so.

It has been made quite clear by poll after poll that the vast majority of the electorate want a referendum to be held so they themselves can determine the future of our relationship with Europe; in that respect all the MPs in parliament who opposed the motion have shown complete and utter contempt for us all.

JACK FORSHAW

Sower Carr Lane,

Hambleton

I WENT on the Promenade at Blackpool to see the Comedy Carpet.

What a lovely time I had, watching all the people laughing and enjoying the readings that some of the stars had said.

It brought back lovely memories, and in this day and age that’s what we want. People laughing and talking. No trouble.

Thanks to all the artists who gave their time to do this.

MRS M. RIDING

East Pines Drive

Cleveleys

WE’VE got the hump in Cleveleys. Many drivers are just furious, others are just quite curious.

Some say its to use up surplus Tarmac, but is that necessary with all the holes in the roads.

I wouldn’t mind if that were true, but you would be lucky to get through Cleveleys above 20mph without humps.

There are even some who will profit by the humps, the betting shops that seem to abound in Cleveleys will offer odds to where the next hump will appear.

If the council wants a good laugh at us, why not put a few humps on our pedestrian crossings?

DON GREGAN

North Drive

Cleveleys