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This coming Saturday our church is holding a Christmas Tree Festival, and our local history society (of which I am a member) is entering a tree dedicated to the truce on Christmas Eve 1914. I have always loved your song, so am writing to ask permission to include the lyrics with our display (giving you full credit of course!). The church is All Hallows, Harthill, Sheffield. Thank you.
Yours hopefully x
Of course – hope it all goes well
I have many of your LP’s and am currently wandering around the recordings on YouTube. I am a real Yorkshireman, born and bred in the West Riding but now living in France (Missionary Work). i enjoy your work hugely and wish you many more years of entertaining……………..
Thanks Duncan – all the best to you too
Hi Mike just read your reply to Mays letter, what a brilliantly funny but not funny reply straight from the heart. Stand for parliament anytime and you would get my vote always SUPERB!!!!!
Cheers – John
Thank you so much for your letter to Mrs May. It perfectly expressed my own feelings on reading her absurd missive.
You may have missed a wonderfully grotesque headline from Buenos Aires, which read, “May accuses Labour Party of playing politics over Brexit”. Words fail me, yet again.
Keep at it and we may stay in the EU after all.
Thank you Christopher – we may as well be living in a banana republic at the moment
How could Labour re-nationalize water etc. without leaving the EU?
What’s the easy way out of the EU?
The current offer!!!
We can nationalise our railways and water if we so wish – I’ve just been n France – the railways there are owned by the state. The Germans own their own railways and also BTW big chunks of ours. Why leave the EU – best deal we’ve ever had. How old are you? 70 years of peace after two world wars. In 1974 GB was on its knees “The Sick man Of Europe” . The EU costs us less than 1% of GDP and for that we get enormous benefits. Brexiteers have never been able to show me one single way in which the EU has impacted badly on their lives. Most of GBs probs are caused by Tory austerity not by the EU
Well said Mike
Only guy making any sense of politics in the UK today
We need guys like you
When May is collecting her ub40 and we need a new leaderbot take England back into europe you get my vote … shame I live in France with my French wife and can no longer vote as I have passed the time limit to still have a say !
I just spent 2 weeks in France via Eurostar and the TGV – Paris and Nice – galleries and museums – wonderful. I’m tempted. Thanks for your mail and all best wishes
Dear Mike…. i am a fan for millennia….since i moved from california to uk… i will be moving to france; where i keep my “little boat” in OCCITANIE….sooner than expected to retire on my meager state pension. if they dont take it away… “we all must tighten our belts”… especially you poor folk. ….you are… F**CKED.
im done with this country, Your “go” at our pathetic PM and her pathetic party… THANK YOU! a 1000 thank you-s !!…. so very well said; and so obviously heart-felt. thank you. you brightened my day… if ever in N. Devon (farage country…OMG!!) .. stop for a cup of something. i do have some lovely french languedoc red.
French Red – always – enjoy your boat and your retirement. And remember nothing lasts for ever – even this government will one day be dust. Best wishes Mike
I met you briefly after a gig in Rochdale in the mid 1970s. You seemed a lovely man then and your wonderful Brexit riposte to May shows you still are. Well said!
Thank you – we live on to fight another day – all best wishes – Mike
I think The Shrines is lovely.
And thank you for the Brexit letter, it’s doing the rounds!
All the best.
The Shrines is one of my favourites too – driving over to Penistone for a Lit Fest when it came to me. Had to stop and jot the beginning down. Next book out next Spring. All the best Mike
Thank you. That means a lot. M