YP Letters: Archbishop should speak for poor during Brexit process

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

The Archbishop of York is among those to advocate the formation of a commission to oversee Brexit.

THE departure from the EU is going to be a long and complicated process, so the call for a cross party commission to oversee the Government’s negotiations on the withdrawal is eminently sensible.

Isn’t the Archbishop of York’s authoritative voice required (The Yorkshire Post, June 30) to safeguard the interests of those, who are threatened daily with poverty and unemployment and who must try to get by on low wages that create difficulties for paying fuel bills and putting food on the table for their families?

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After all, Dr John Sentamu chaired the Living Wage Commission and his considerable talents would be of great merit to the suggested negotiating commission. If this is established, I would hope that he would accept any offer to serve on it.

From: Mr RGN Webb, The Grove, Hipperholme, Halifax.

IT was no surprise to see Jeremy Corbyn ‘down with the kids’ at Glastonbury. However are the young people of the UK so shallow as to swallow his utopian rhetoric?

If so, they should be made aware of Labour’s economic record in the 1970s, which saw the UK go to the IMF for a financial bailout. Fed on an attractive diet of lies and half truths, the electorate in the EU referendum took an economically doubtful decision. To elect a Corbyn government now would put that decision in the shade.

From: David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.

THE Conservative Party is excelling at annoying the voters, and especially their own core supporters. They called an unnecessary election, then did not win it. They are riddled with internal fighting, bickering, petty point-scoring and not admitting their numerous errors. They are concentrating on personalities instead of policies.

They have failed to get a good message across. They use far too many advisers and consultants, and are thinking too much about a new leader. Opposition parties can hardly believe their luck. Our country needs them to change course very, very quickly and be in a forward positive state.

From: Max Nottingham, St Faith’s Street, Lincoln.

I DON’T know why there is so much fuss about the workers having a trade union. After all, the big bosses have a union. It is sometimes called the Conservative Party. Isn’t that right, Theresa May?