YP Letters: Let the second EU vote go ahead - we will still be leaving

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From: Robert Bottamley, Thorn Road, Hedon.

SO far as I can make out, recent developments in respect of Brexit have taken us to something like the following position.

The UK, having voted without preconditions to leave the EU, is committed to doing so on March 29, 2019.

But a faction now demands that Parliament and the public be allowed a vote to decide whether or not to accept whatever conditions of departure the Government negotiates.

So, let the Government produce its proposals (the sooner the better) and let the vote go ahead.

Then, if the Government’s proposals are accepted, the UK can leave the EU on March 29 in accordance with the result of the second vote.

And if the proposals are rejected, the country can leave the EU on March 29 without them – in accordance with the result of the first vote.

From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.

IT is always amazing to observe how certain individuals writing in your excellent newspaper are willing to challenge the results of our perfectly legitimate referendum, simply because they are members of the losing side.

The sooner the Remainers face the fact that the British people voted to leave the EU, with or without a Brexit settlement, the better. If they are so unhappy at the thought of leaving the EU perhaps they ought to take up residence amongst our Continental cousins, of whom they seem to be so very fond.

From: Marilyn Meer, Sutton Court, Beech Street, Bingley.

HOW I agree with Jarvis Browning’s letter (The Yorkshire Post, August 27). We voted to go in to the Common Market and nothing more.

The EU’s negotiators have never been elected and must be paid well.

They are just bullying us so that no other countries are tempted to exit. The Common Market worked well. Let us revert to that.

From: Jenny Eaves, Balby, Doncaster.

Theresa May now says it “won’t be the end of the world” if we leave the EU without a deal. Hardly reassuring.

We seem to have travelled a long way in the past two years from being promised an extra £350m per week to spend on our NHS if we went ahead with Brexit.