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Times' letters: Brexit and adults setting an example

PUBLISHED: 08:30 08 September 2019

As Boris Johnson plans to meet his cabinet, it has been claimed that the government's legal argument for dropping the backstop is just the existing text with the backstop crossed out. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

As Boris Johnson plans to meet his cabinet, it has been claimed that the government's legal argument for dropping the backstop is just the existing text with the backstop crossed out. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images

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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times' readers this week.

Brexit shame

Jane Corcoran, Dollis Hill, writes:

I'm appalled the government is suspending parliament in September.

With the Brexit deadline around the corner, it means MPs won't have time to pass laws to stop a no-deal Brexit or scrutinise the government at one of the most critical times in our country's history. That's why I've joined the campaign calling for Boris Johnson not to suspend parliament to ram through an undemocratic Brexit. This is the time for MPs to showcase bold and decisive leadership. Please sign the petition at Change.org/StopTheCoup

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Adults must set example

Trevor Ellis, Chalkhill Road, Wembley, writes:

I recently met Shirley Holmes who is the neighbourhood manager for the Wembley Central, Tokyngton, Alperton and Preston wards because I wanted to express my concerns about littering on Bridge Road and Chalkhill Road in Wembley Park.

I explained my concerns about Bridge Road which is regularly strewn with litter on both sides. I suggested Brent Council ought to consider doing something new to tackle it.

In addition to that, I told Ms Holmes about the untidy state of Chalkhill Road and how some residents overfill their dustbins which fall onto the floor and attracts flies and other vermin.

I was heartened to know she shared my concerns about littering and told me that she will do what she can to tackle it.

In the meantime to show how lazy and irresponsible adults can be, I saw my neighbour, standing by idly as her granddaughter threw a plastic bottle onto the pavement even though there were two large bins beside her. I picked up the bottle and put it in the bin. If adults don't take responsibility for teaching children about where to throw plastic bottles, how will they learn to become responsible pro-active adults who take responsibility for caring about the local environment?

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