How Remainers still disregard Brexit and democracy – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Thomas W Jefferson, Batty Lane, Howden.

Brexit continues to divide political and public opinion.

YOUR Remainer correspondents (The Yorkshire Post April 24, 27 and 28) have one thing in common – scant regard for democracy.

They ignore the result of the 2019 general election and propose membership of the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union – taking orders but having little or no say in making the rules – a worse version of what we had.

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And as Leeds for Europe’s website makes clear, it would be a stepping stone to full EU membership.

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Democracy and capitalism, both imperfect but better than any alternative, have brought political stability, peace and rising prosperity.

By contrast the EU is democracy-lite and has brought inadequate governance and disappointing economic performance – think the euro and latterly the vaccine debacle.

Until EU proponents accept that it needs reform and set out their vision of a new settlement, they will fail to make a significant cut-through with the electorate.

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

BERNARD Ingham asks why we should want to copy the American presidential system (The Yorkshire Post, April 28).

Could this be to do with delusions of grandeur following “retrieval of sovereignty”?

Thankfully, we have not yet been treated to Boris Johnson with flags and a pious arm across his chest as he addresses “The British People”.

Perhaps Sir Bernard’s route between Scylla and Charybdis was plotted, ordained and sanctified by the Brexit buccaneers prior to June 2016?

From: Peter Holling, Meltham, Holmfirth.

JAS Olak (The Yorkshire Post, April 28) has some interesting points re the stupidity of a Brexit campaign based on lies. However they do not mention that the EU and Norway’s relationship took seven years to agree and must agree to free movement of people to access the single market. The EU is no more undemocratic than our system.

From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

IS it only me that feels Nicola Sturgeon is unable to give an interview without sounding angry?

Pity she does look to address all the deficiencies in Scottish education, health and drug abuse instead of telling us all that Scotland would be better in the defunct EU.

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