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South Wales Echo letters: Thursday, March 21, 2019; Your letters to the South Wales Echo.

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IT is law that on March 29 we leave the European Union.

If all these MPs break the law and disobey the instruction of 17.5 million people then lock them all up in the Tower, stop their pay and we just leave.

After a few years if it was the wrong decision to leave, the EU would have our money and us back in days.

But I believe the EU will fall apart as we leave, so come all you MPs be law abiding for once in your lives and lead by example.

Peter Mullane

Tremorfa, Cardiff

After 80 people attended a public meeting and many signed petitions Cardiff council and Cardiff Bus have agreed to fund bus Route 66 Keyston Road, Pwllmelin Road, Rookwood Hospital, Canton and Westgate Street which was threatened with closure on April Fool's Day.

Route 15 Caerau, Ely and University Hospital has also been funded. Both these routes will run to existing timetables.

However Route 64/65 Westgate Street, Bwlch Road, Fairways Crescent, Gorse Place, Danescourt and University Hospital will run on a reduced timetable. This makes it difficult for people to get to the hospital.

We will continue to fight for an hourly service on Route 66. At the public meeting people asked for a bus to travel via Keyston Road and Pwllmelin Road so elderly people could get to the doctors' surgery at Fairwater Green. A small but helpful change to Route 64/65.

The council has done nothing to restore night buses on Routes 18, 27, 44 and 57, leaving often poorly paid female staff to find their own way to and from work. So much for the council's concern for people's safety. So much for their concern for Cardiff's 24-hour economy and so called fastest growing city on this island.

The council and Welsh Government have millions of pounds to spend on the Metro and railways but not on buses. Perhaps buses are not trendy enough. Buses carry twice as many people as the railways and can go anywhere. They are essential for workers, pensioners, the disabled and families without cars to get about. Yet they are shamefully neglected by the Labour Government in the Senedd, bus services having declined in all parts of Wales.

Forty-thousand houses are being built in Cardiff, many on greenfield sites. We were told half of people travelling from these new houses would use public transport or walk or cycle. The road network cannot cope with more car traffic nor people's health with more pollution. Cardiff needs an extensive network of electric buses that run 24 hours a day.

It's time the Welsh Government and Cardiff council woke up and provided the same transport services as other countries and cities in Europe.

Keith Parry

Cardiff City Councillor for Fairwater (Plaid Cymru)

THE national media and various activists have made everyone aware that "this sceptred isle" has a population made up of all ages, drawn from many countries and ethnic groups with a wide variety of skin colours, who can practise religion in total freedom and enjoy privacy in their personal and sex lives. Perfection is not claimed.

Someone must tell those charged with making TV programmes, shows and advertisements that they must not cram a representative of every group into every production. That does not reflect real life and might be regarded as reverse discrimination.

David Prichard

Rumney, Cardiff

It seems it is not only the will of the majority of people for Brexit which is being ignored by our elected representatives, but also the will of the majority in the teaching of relationship and sex education in our schools.

As I have mentioned recently, in the recent consultation on this issue, the majority who responded found the content inappropriate. It would appear, however, that the Government has taken not the slightest account of these responses. Who's the bigot?

Also, columnist Alice Thomson wrote in The Times last week, "Don't let bigots win sex education battle", fulminating over the alleged prejudice of Muslim parents at Parkfield Primary school who are objecting to the promotion of homosexuality and same sex marriage to children barely out of nappies.

Mr Moffat, head teacher, claims all he wishes to do is promote tolerance for others, whatever their age. It would appear, that in his world "tolerance" only works one way.

Which would also appear to be the case with draft RSE regulations currently awaiting approval in Parliament. Once again, we have selective, but systematically approved, prejudice and intolerance by Government.

Norman Plaisted

Newport

With the expectation of spring on the way, many of us will be going for walks and working in the garden.

People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are no exception to this and these are both excellent ways to be more active and take better control of blood sugar levels. However, people with diabetes do need to take a little more care and, unfortunately, we have found that some people with diabetes are not aware they need to take the extra care of their feet.

Around 130 diabetes-related amputations take place every week in the UK, mainly as a result of foot ulcers but 80% of these are avoidable with proper foot care. So, people with diabetes should have their feet checked at least annually by a trained healthcare professional and should also be taught how to look after their feet themselves.

To try to reduce the risks of foot damage and amputations, the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) has published a free booklet called Diabetes -- Looking After Your Feet. This is designed to help people to know how to look after their feet, what to look for and when to seek treatment to keep their feet healthy and avoid foot ulcers. If foot ulcers are left untreated they can eventually lead to amputation, which drastically changes a person's quality of life.

A more active life in the spring can also mean a change in eating habits, so our booklet, Diabetes -- Everyday Eating, which contains 28 days of menus of everyday, affordable meals and much more, is also useful.

All our booklets are free. Readers can obtain a copy of Diabetes -- Looking After Your Feet and Diabetes -- Everyday Eating by contacting IDDT: telephone 01604 622837 or email: jenny@iddtinternational.org

Jenny Hirst

Co-Chair, IDDT

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