YP Letters: Boris on right lines about sovereignty over taxpayers' cash

Boris Johnson arrives in 10 Downing Street for this week's Cabinet meeting.Boris Johnson arrives in 10 Downing Street for this week's Cabinet meeting.
Boris Johnson arrives in 10 Downing Street for this week's Cabinet meeting.
From: Keith Punshon, Willow Bridge Lane, Dalton, Thirsk.

I SEE that Boris Johnson has been rebuked for speaking his mind about additional funds for the NHS from savings from the EU. I also note that the Chancellor said that he sent an extra £6bn to the NHS in the Budget. That was very decent of him. I imagine that taxpayers also made a contribution as well (The Yorkshire Post, January 24).

I am getting confused by the Remainers. Defending Parliamentary sovereignty, they seem to be campaigning for the loss of sovereignty once we leave, as they will continue to give the unelected EU Commission the right to change our laws.

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Attacking Boris about the NHS, they seem to be demanding that scarce resources must still flow to subsidise French farmers, rather than assist our own folk in crowded hospitals.

Labour now seems to be jumping on the same Remainer bandwagon, with some demanding a second referendum. That would be taken before we are allowed to negotiate deals around the whole world. Not a good comparison!

French farmers and the EU are clearly far more important to the Remainers than the NHS, or anything else our own elected Government is mandated to deliver. Now it’s the turn of the House of Lords to put the boot into our democracy.

Is it just me, or is taxation without representation where the political elites in our parties are leading us, rather than respecting the clear result of the biggest exercise of democracy in our history?

From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse.

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IN his letter (The Yorkshire Post, January 19) Nick Martinek, like most Ukip supporters, refuses to accept that some people voted Leave for a variety of reasons, and that far from all of them favoured a hard Ukip-style Brexit.

In addition they also constantly berate so-called ‘Remoaners’ for supposedly refusing to accept the democratic will of the people, but they consider that not only should the democratic wishes of the 48 per cent who backed Remain be ignored, but also those Leave supporters who were not in favour of their vision of Brexit.

From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.

WHEN did Boris Johnson become Health Secretary? If he can’t be bothered to build diplomatic ties with countries around the world, he should be sacked. He’s only interested in one person – himself. The only good news is that he did not become Prime Minister in 2016.