Letters extra: Elvis’ visit longer than Theresa May’s

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I write this on March 29 having just watched the news. Apparently Theresa May dropped into Ayr today as part of a UK-wide tour, to reassure everybody that everything was going well with Brexit.

Brexit happens on March 29 2019, except that it doesn’t, of course, not for a further two years, and even after that we’ll still be payiing into the EU – until 2065 by some accounts.

Elvis was in Scotland for longer, and met more real members of the public, when he landed at Prestwick on March 3 1960. I remember it well.

May made one notable statement of such monstrous inanity it should be carved in stone.

She said: ‘The UK is the most successful union in the world.’

That would, in fact, be the EU, where in the wake of a world war nations came together voluntarily to ensure a safer, war-free, future for their citizens.

The UK on the other hand is not a voluntary union at all, it is England and some of its colonies. Cornwall, Wales and Ireland were acquired by conquest and Scotland sold to them by ‘a parcel of rogues.’

At my advanced years I still live in hope of Scotland escaping from this insanity.

Tony Williams

Very Angry Old Man