From: Peter Haw, Kirkby Road, Ripon.
JOHN Cole’s view (The Yorkshire Post, July 26) seems to be: debate – vote – reject the result – keep voting until we get the “right” result.
However, with regards for a second referendum, it is impossible to pass the legislation required and hold a ballot before the end of March 2019, even if the Government were to go ahead today. Perhaps we need another referendum to decide on how we legislate to hold referenda.
From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.
I HAVE been staggered by the letters from those people who seem to prefer being ruled by foreign unelected bureaucrats than by the duly-elected House of Commons.
The sooner Theresa May tells the EU exactly where to shove their idiotic and anti-British demands, the better.
It is particularly galling to hear the French negotiator lecturing our great nation when thousands of brave British boys gave their lives protecting the French from a previous European dictatorship.
From: Michael Ross, Weeton Lane, Dunkeswick.
YOUR correspondent John Cole and others say that to refuse a second referendum is a denial of democracy.
If the vote had been in favour of remaining, would they have clamoured for a second referendum? I doubt it. A win is a win, whatever the margin.
Not accepting it and trying to change the result is the true denial of democracy.
From: JA King, Thurgoland, Sheffield.
JOHN Cole just cannot accept a democratic vote. Some of these Remainers should see the opportunities that will open up for us, instead of forecasting doom and gloom.
From: Gordon Lawrence, Sheffield.
MANY will blame David Cameron for releasing the cobra from its basket in calling for a referendum. But, of course, it was the EU commissars who, wallowing in their self-righteous arrogance, precipitated the snake to escape by humiliating the Prime Minister in offering what amounted to scraps from a beggar’s breakfast.
To most people this confirmed the visceral character of the EU that Eurosceptics, in particular, but also the country at large, had witnessed and barely tolerated during the long fractious years of our membership.