It was an inspiration to be at the recent protest at the proposed closure of Fairfield Hospital Mother and Baby Unit.

Of course we fully understand the need for Governmental savings forced upon us by the excessive overspending by their predecessors. However, this Government is sending huge amounts of cash in foreign aid to Governments who in some cases are corrupt and in other instances developing their own nuclear weapons.

We believe that there are too many pensioners and vulnerable people in our own some who will have little option this winter to choose between heating or eating.

Money spent on foreign aid could be used to save our much needed hospitals and help our pensioners many of whom are war veterans — charity begins at home Victor Hagan UKIP Moorside Ward Bury