Nato has kept continent peaceful – not the EU
Once again we have had to put up with more drivel from Remainers who still have trouble getting used to being out of the European Union.
I need to respond to the letter from Mr Hywel Thomas regarding peace in our time (“EU has helped keep the peace in Europe”, Echo letters, January 28). Mr Thomas seems to think this is all down to the EU. As a matter of fact it is Nato that has been responsible for peace in our time. Nato has 29 countries in its organisation, including the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Greece and Poland, to name but a few.
Mr Prescott from Caerphilly states he will miss being part of the EU. I cannot understand how anyone can miss a corrupt club that we have never voted for. The EU is an undemocratic dictatorship that I am glad to see the back of. And with regards to EU funding they are not giving us anything except our money that they will not be getting again. I say goodbye EU and good riddance.
Lunacy at its worst
I suggest that the best method to deradicalise the distorted Islamist terrorists in prison is to use the example of the two recent London atrocities, and their gross stupidity.
Quite apart from the evil of randomly killing harmless, innocent people, who might be recent Islamic converts for all they know, what possible benefit has been achieved for anyone else on Earth, his co-terrorists in prison or anyone else?
This is self-obsession at its lunatic worst, that the terrorist sees himself as a martyr.
He is not a martyr but a homicidal maniac, of which there are several other categories, mostly with the excuse of a psychopathic mental condition. The idea that Allah, the all-merciful, who created these people, could approve of vicious murder, is insane. There is only one God, with several names, and the hatred of the innocent, is an unspeakable offence against God and man, against Islam and secularism, in a twisted mind which defies and opposes all that Islam teaches.
The very self-centred idea that Allah could approve of the slaughter which gratified the attacker’s stunted, slimy self-importance is the greatest possible insult to Islam.
But there is a much more profound perspective to regard the spread of hatred by many politicians of all nations, that the innocent reap the whirlwind of the loud-mouthed nationalist. There is only one planet provided for all of us.
Thanks for all your fantastic support
On behalf of our former work colleagues at ASW and their families, Phil Jones and I would like to say a big thank you to former Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans for all her fantastic support given to us at ASW over many years in Europe regarding the inhumane robbing of the pensions we had already paid for.
This injustice was inflicted on us by successive UK Governments. It was Adam Price, Owen John Thomas and Jill, and the fantastic Echo and Western Mail, who had the courage to hold the former Thatcher and Blair Governments to account for robbing us of our life savings, threatening to take them to the European Courts of Justice for their failures, and even handing a signed petition in to Brussels. Even though we are still a substantial way short of our promised pensions, in some cases more than 50%, if it was not for Plaid Cymru, especially in the early years, we would have had nothing. So thank you Jill, Adam, OJT, and the Echo and Western Mail.
We are still getting fantastic support from Plaid Cymru, Labour, Conservative, and UKIP, Assembly Members, plus Plaid Cymru MPs, two Labour MPs, and one Conservative MP, the rest of Welsh MPs should hang their heads in shame.