From Colin Ford, Ryde:

What a reasoned piece in the Weekender (CP, 18-01-19) by Jonathan Young. I do recall growing up during the war on the Hamble River and having Canadian troops billeted with us the night before D Day.

When I married, in 1959, the Cold War was flourishing and we decided not to bring young into this hopeless mess. In the late Sixties we moved to the Island and did rear the pigeon pair, as they say, in Hampshire.

How we welcomed Ted Heath’s taking us into Europe!  None of those once-warring nations have lost their identities or their own tax and law-making functions.

We have travelled widely in the EU by land and sea.  Please don’t take us back to nationalistic nonsense and the inconvenience of visas, special insurance documents and customs queues.