My nephew David has cerebral palsy. His passport has expired; he has no foreseeable need to renew it at a cost of £75.50. He will never have a driving licence. He won’t get a bus pass for another 14 years, or possibly even later by then. Like thousands of others he would be disenfranchised if the government made Photo IDs a condition for casting his vote.

Christopher Hall
Banbury 

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Don't trust Boris

Already we can see the beginnings of the attacks on our constitution and way of life which are the inevitable consequences of the election of this ridiculous prime minister. We have all witnessed his willingness to employ deception, his self-interest and and his lack of humanity on many occasions. As the catastrophe of continued austerity, hard Brexit and the absence of a governmental moral compass unfolds he will seek to blame others for the damage this will do.

During the election we were well served by independent fact checkers (real ones), more so than ever before. This must continue. The best way to serve democracy now is to ensure that Mr Johnson is held fully, and publicly, accountable for every last scrap of damage. We must monitor what he said he would do, what he actually does, what he doesn’t do, and the consequences. It is important for this government to be exposed to the highest level of forensic scrutiny; it has forfeited its right to implicit trust.

David Lowndes
Soberton

Three too many

Both the BBC and the Independent say that Donald Trump is only the third US president to be impeached. Three out of 45 isn't “only”, it is “yet another”.

“Only” implies that all is well. In my opinion, this rate of impeachment indicates that the lack of decency among politicians who achieve great power means that there is little hope for the World.

Tony Baker​,
Thirsl​

You're out

In light of the concerning proposals contained in the Queen’s Speech, is now an appropriate time for the leaders of the Celtic nations to appoint a Royal Commission to consider whether there are sufficient grounds to expel England from the Union?

Ian Hurdley

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