From: Sheila Duke, Pocklington.
I CAN understand civil servants wanting to sabotage Brexit. Many will not have a job if we leave the EU because there will be no diktats from Brussels to deal with.
For those who remember, we once had a Ministry of Agriculture before joining the EU. It was efficient and employed far fewer civil servants than Defra and its agencies do today.
Whitehall departments have mushroomed, along with new ones being formed, as a result of joining the EU.
From: Paul Morley, Long Preston, Skipton.
LIKE many Remainers, John Hall (The Yorkshire Post, February 6) appears to be gifted with second sight.
He wrote: “Like most of those eligible to vote in the UK, I did not vote for Brexit.” The simple fact is that the majority of those who could be bothered to vote chose to vote to leave the EU. End of story, get over it.
From: Terry Morrell, Willerby, Hull.
WHEN we leave the European Union, trading with Europe will continue as now – irrespective of whether we are in or out of the single market or customs union – because we are a very large market for the continental countries who cannot afford to ignore us.
The EU is running scared that we may buy more products from elsewhere and reduce its current imbalanced position. Bring it on Theresa May!
From: ME Wright, Harrogate.
SIR Bernard Hogan-Howe’s comprehensive list of reasons for leaving the EU led him to place “sovereignty” as the decider (The Yorkshire Post, February 5).
Nowhere does he mention the relevance and value of loyalty and integrity.
The EU’s faults are capable of correction and we could be part of that.
We have power in Europe; we have none in America. If our children and grandchildren decide to apply for re-entry, then would not Europe be entitled to say “can we trust you?”
From: Ian Oglesby, High Catton Road, Stamford Bridge.
THE freedom to leave the EU is a fundamental EU right, but the decision to punish the UK is to deter other countries from following our example.
They have to accept that their leaders refrain from producing audited accounts and will go to any lengths, as we have seen in the chaos of southern Europe, to create a superstate.