Don’t blame Jeremy Corbyn for the Brexit debacle – Yorkshire Post letters

From: Roger Backhouse, Orchard Road, Upper Poppleton, York.

Would Jeremy Corbyn make a good Prime Minister or his Brexit to blame for his opinion poll lead?

JEREMY Corbyn may be a poor politician, but blaming him for the Brexit debacle is an act of desperation (The Yorkshire Post, May 13). Some Conservatives will blame anyone but themselves.

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The Conservatives are entirely at fault. First a complacently- fought Remain campaign and then a rush into negotiations without the Government first deciding what Britain should aim for.

Theresa May hasn’t been helped by inadequate ministers like Boris Johnson and David Davis. I say that regretfully as I once thought David Davis might have been a good Conservative leader. The EU is like a swamp with a great risk of leaving boots behind in the mire. Getting out would never be easy, despite the naive claims of some politicians.

From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse.

NICK Martinek (The Yorkshire Post, May 14) bewails the prospect of a Corbyn government. Yet the consequences of the hard or no-deal Brexit that, he and other ardent Brexiteers yearn for, will increase this prospect. Just as the unions were a major factor in Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1979, Brexiteers could be a defining factor in a Corbyn win.