LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week's Observer - The Solihull Observer

LETTERS: Your discussion from around the borough in this week's Observer

Solihull Editorial 1st Dec, 2018   0

Solihull Animal Aid would like to thank members of the public that have generously donated to our summer street collections held in Solihull, Knowle and Shirley.

In total we raised £580.10 which has now been distributed between local and national animal sanctuaries.

Our next event is carol singing on the 13th and 20th December – we are always desperate for help at this event – if you can sing that would be a real bonus!

For further information please contact me on 07971271997.

Thank you.

Caroline Bedward


Solihull Animal Aid

I have received a letter on Brexit from my MP for Solihull, Julian Knight.

He states that he rejects the growing call for another referendum on Brexit. He claims that the 2016 referendum ‘’presented voters with an unambiguous choice to remain in the EU or to leave’’.

That’s sounds a fair point in defence of democracy doesn’t it? Or does it?

The nub of the problem is precisely that we were given an ‘’unambiguous’’ choice but the deal on offer is far from unambiguous.

We leave the EU on March 29th 2019 but we remain in all but name. We have to follow the exact same rules as if we were still in the EU but without any say on what those rules are. This arrangement will continue for years to come without any agreement as to how or when it will end.

Far from ‘’taking back control’’ it represents the abject surrender of our sovereignty.

So, yes Mr Knight the 2016 referendum was unambiguous but this deal is unambiguous only to the extent it clearly does not deliver on the promises and expectations of the 17.4 million who voted to leave the EU.

So, I would urge you Mr Knight, out of respect for all those who voted in the 2016 referendum, let ‘’the people ‘’ judge whether the deal on offer still remains their choice.

Phil Beyer Solihull Labour Party member

I’m calling on men to grow a beard this December and raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. I’m thrilled to be supporting Decembeard, which is especially personal to me. I’ve had polyps removed from my bowel and now have annual check-ups, but the realisation that it could have developed into bowel cancer really hit me.

Taking part in Decembeard is simple. All you need to do is clean shave on 30 November and let your facial fuzz grow throughout the month. Already bearded? No problem. Dye, ditch or decorate your beard.

Bowel cancer affects 1 in 14 men in the UK and is the third most common cancer in men, so it’s a really important cause.

Save lives this December. Grow a beard and raise funds to support vital services and lifesaving research: sign up at bowelcanceruk.org.uk/decembeard

Carl Hester

Olympic gold medallist for Dressage


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