YP Letters: Put interests of our own citizens first in Brexit negotiations

Tony Blair says voters should challenge the Brexit decision.
Tony Blair says voters should challenge the Brexit decision.
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From: MR Gilbert, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth.

WHY does the House of Lords, House of Commons, and now your deputy business editor, Greg Wright, single out the issue of an early resolution (The Yorkshire Post, February 21) to the rights of EU nationals and their families to remain in the UK ahead of the negotiations for the UK to leave the EU?

There are apparently 3m of them in the UK. Yet we have around 2m of our citizens living in the EU. Mr Wright says that “Britons love their sense of fair play”. Yes we do, so it really annoys me when leaders and protesters talk constantly about EU citizens’ rights in the UK while ignoring our citizens’ rights in the EU.

From: Michael J Robinson, Berry Brow, Huddersfield.

EACH time I hear such worthies as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Yvette Cooper, Lord Dubs and Gary Lineker make references to a desire of helping 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children to settle in the UK, I can’t help wondering.

In the first place, child refugees in France and Belgium are surely already in a safe and civilised country. If they are in danger there of being at the mercy of criminal people traffickers, surely the French and Belgian authorities are perfectly capable of dealing with that if they have the will?

As for bringing thousands of unaccompanied children into the UK, don’t we hear daily that our public services are at breaking point?

From: Terry Palmer, South Lea Avenue, Hoyland, Barnsley.

TONY Blair thinks Brexiteers are thick and stupid and do not understand what they voted for and calls for ‘remoaners’ to rise up against the democratic decision of leaving the EU.

Certainly the thousands of ex-Labour party voters know exactly what they voted for regarding Brexit.

Blair is far worse than President Trump, at least Trump is trying to do what the people of America voted him in to do.

From: EG Moody, Scarborough.

I’D love to ask Tony Blair “If, as you claim, Brexit voters didn’t know what they were voting for, how much did the anti-Brexit voters know?”

From: Chris Gallacher, Chairman, Ukip Redcar.

THE Brexit debate in the House of Lords revealed the reason that it needs to be reformed. Filled with cronies and political appointees, why are there more peers than elected MPs?