LETTER: How about being '˜Brexit-sceptic'?

The referendum last year gave a narrow majority for '˜leave'.

Friday, 21st April 2017, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:41 pm

Had it been the other way, Mr Farage would not have simply accepted without continuing to agitate for another vote – we know this because he said so long before the result was given.

Eurosceptics agitated for 40 years or more, so would Cllr Bradley (Opinion, April 6) please explain why they should have licence to do whatever they wish regarding negotiations, while the rest of us remain respectfully silent.

The Conservative party failed to win a majority of the votes at the last general election – gaining barely a third of those cast – yet our system has granted them the privilege of government which they appear determined to exploit.

The trouble with democracy is that many of us believe that it is for every day, not just every five years or so.

Those who aspire to lead, or as you might hope, represent us would do well to recognise that they earn that privilege every day and so need to carry us with them.

If I appear to be a Brexit-sceptic, then I can only say that there are 350 million reasons every week that re-enforce that view.

Dudley Foster

Orchard Avenue



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