YP Letters: In troubled times we are better off sticking with the EU

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From: Ken Cooke, Ilkley.

The column by Neil McNicholas (The Yorkshire Post, August 13) pours lamentations on a lost cause. From the outset, Brexit was not going to be an easy run.

Will Brexit take place next March?

Will Brexit take place next March?

Firstly, because it never had the real backing of the people and secondly, as is blindingly obvious, it would be an economic and cultural disaster.

Fr McNicholas perpetuates the sporting analogy. Well, the issue is about our future and our grandchildren’s future – not about a place in the FA league table. It was a mistake to construct such an idiotic referendum in the first place – as if we were just nipping down to the bookies to pick a horse.

He must know from his day job that there is strength in unity. The Christian church is fractured and in terminal decline. Let us not follow that example. In these times of Trump and Putin, we need solidarity. We are better together in the EU. Stop Brexit!

From: Peter Bye, Addingham.

AS I understand it, we shall leave the EU in March next year. Therefore any referendum would need to take place within the next few months.

The last time a referendum was organised, it took almost a year to sort out what question to ask. I have not heard any mention of this from the Remainers as yet. The question I would suggest is “Do you want the United Kingdom to be absorbed into a European Superstate?”

Personally I look forward to leaving this organisation. When this ship eventually hits the rocks, I hope we are not on it.

From: Alan Chapman, Beck Lane, Bingley.

BARONESS Warsi states that the comments of Boris Johnson, on the dress code of Islamic women wearing the burka and niqab, is aimed at a certain element of the Conservative Party.

I agree with her claim, that element is the majority, especially in the North and the Midlands.

Meanwhile Dominic Grieve MP, the Liberal masquerading under the blue Tory flag, promises to leave the Conservative Party if Boris Johnson becomes PM.

On this basis, I confirm my unconditional support for Boris in this autumn’s leadership vote when Theresa May is defenestrated!

From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.

COMPARED to today’s leaders, Sir John Major was a maligned premier who is now needed to steady the country – and the Tories (Tom Richmond, The Yorkshire Post, August 14).