YP Letters: Brexit and the flow of money abroad

What now for Britain and the EU?
What now for Britain and the EU?
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From: John Hall, Baildon, Shipley.

GOOD to see Yorkshire Water ranking tops with Welsh Water for customer services. However, Wales tops Yorkshire in charges for services, being run by de facto trust Glas Cymru and spending all profits for customers’ benefit: in reinvestment; rebates; help for the needy; additional investment in the environment or for customers’ benefit all while maintaining a top credit rating and the cheapest debt.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire keenly pursues profits for its owners, including (ironically), the government of Singapore, Australians and Germans.

Perhaps this is Brexit’s idea of profitably trading outside the EU? We need to export more just to balance the outflow for foreign-owned gas water and electricity; bus and train services, and other things we once produced ourselves.

From: Geoffrey North, Guiseley, Leeds.

TED Bromund and Bill Carmichael gave considered and well-reasoned analyses of events and suggested what we should do now that the die is cast (The Yorkshire Post, July 1).

Most people realise that the economy will be upset for a while until our enterprising business leaders can seize new opportunities and forge new trade deals in growing markets.

I am sure that it is a price worth paying in the long term 
for re-establishing not only 
our democratic form of 
decision-making but also our sovereignty.

From: Keith Turnbull, Ryton Way Doncaster.

AS a regular reader, the letter from John Kellett (The Yorkshire Post, June 26) is probably the most offensive that I’ve come across. He says: “It is no coincidence that the well-caring citizens of these very successful communities (Harrogate, Leeds and York) saw the value of sharing their prosperity with Europe and the world.”

These remarks show much arrogance. Personally, as an accountant, I don’t consider myself as uneducated or unsuccessful but, even though I believe in the EU for trade, I voted to exit.

Obviously we now have to negotiate trade deals with EU members, but really, with a competent negotiator, this shouldn’t be a problem, as no doubt the member states will still want to fill our roads with Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Renault and Fiat cars.

From: Janet Berry, Barfield, Hambleton.

WELL done to Nigel Farage for having the courage to stand up and say what many politicians and ordinary people think about the EU. It was impressive because – for once – someone said how it is. Good on you Nigel!

From: John Christie, Bainton.

IF there is one lesson we, indeed all member states of the EU should learn, it is just how easy it was for the faceless bureaucrats residing in Brussels/Strasbourg to remain anonymous and allow individual member states to become embroiled in political in-fighting, thus abdicating any responsibilities they might have had.

From: Mervyn Jackson, Windmill Rise, Belper.

AS Tom Richmond noted (The Yorkshire Post, June 25), it was ironic that David Cameron’s resignation speech should show such dignity and statesmanship.

I find it ironic that Mr Richmond suggests that Cameron would have done better by following Harold Wilson’s example and staying ‘above the fray’ during the campaign. Isn’t this just what Jeremy Corbyn did, only for his colleagues to turn against him?

From: John M Frith, Cottingham.

THE falling value of the pound may help the Governor of the Bank of England achieve his remit of maintaining CPI inflation at two per cent, something that he has been unable to achieve for the past three years.

From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

I’M disgusted with the behaviour of those Labour MPs calling on Jeremy Corybn to go. They’ve never given him a chance.

From: Roger Backhouse, Upper Poppleton, York.

IS it not ironic that a Brexit campaign supported by a majority of Conservative MPs should achieve what the Labour Party proposed in its ill-fated 1983 manifesto? How much trouble could have been avoided had Labour won. There must be a lesson somewhere, but I am blowed if I know what it is.

From: Hilary Andrews, Leeds.

I AM fed up with all those who voted Remain doing down the Leave vote. Any new PM should stick to our wishes. No freedom of people to move from Europe to the UK unless they are wanted.

From: Mr Wilkinson, Wath upon Dearne.

THINGS might get a little tough for a while – but we’re British, we’ve weathered worse. If we all pull together, instead of looking for reasons for it to fail, it will work. This is a fantastic opportunity for Britain. No longer will we have Brussels breathing down our necks.

From: Paul Morley, Ribblesdale Estate, Long Preston, Skipton.

LET’S just accept that the country has come out in favour of leaving the EU and pull together to make the transition as quick and painless as possible, and definitely without the EU leadership making things as difficult as possible to ‘encourager les autres’.

War tribute

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

I NOTED, with a great deal of pride, that you printed a cover for The Yorkshire Post which paid tribute to those brave souls who fell at the Somme on July 1, 1916. The Express thought that Michael Gove was more print-worthy. Bravo The Yorkshire Post and a great big thank you.