To the Editor,
UKIP MEP for the East Midlands Jonathan Bullock has reacted to news that legislation for the part of HS2 which will pass through Nottinghamshire is expected to be delayed by a year.
It is not surprising a recent survey carried out by Liberal Democrat councillors in Bassetlaw showed that 77 per cent of respondents felt the Brexit negotiations were going poorly.
They are - thanks to this Government's inept handling of the talks and its policy of bowing to the EU's big stick approach at every turn.
In Bassetlaw, 68 per cent of people voted to leave in the 2016 referendum. This survey snapshot had a mixed bag of opinions and views but it does show that the people of Bassetlaw feel the Brexit talks are going badly. A view most other people nationwide would agree with.
The British Government has danced to the EU's tune throughout and it is time to show some steel.
Jonathan Bullock, Ukip's energy spokesman in the European parliament told the Guardian: "The EU's attempt to ban halogen bulbs is wrong because consumers will suffer financially and it's always the poorest who suffer most from these kinds of policies."
I would like to say well done to the campaigners who are fighting to save 21 libraries from closing.