YP Letters: Churchill is an unlikely recruit to the Remainers' cause

From: John Waind, Old Scriven, Knaresborough.

What would Winston Churchill have made of Brexit?

I READ with growing dismay the article by Lord Adonis (The Yorkshire Post, July 28) in which he attempts to recruit Winston Churchill, our greatest national leader who died over 50 years ago, into the Remain ranks.

Lord Adonis is a former Labour minister who never in his political career faced an election, just as the current EU leadership has never had to appear before the electorate. He even recruits Sir Nicholas Soames, Churchill’s grandson and Tory grandee, to his cause which perhaps explains the paucity of his argument.

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What he doesn’t explain to us is why the EU has not had its accounts signed off by auditors for the last dozen years or so – but then when unelected politicians have their sticky fingers in the public trough that is the last thing they wish to reveal to us voters.

The country decided in 2016 to get out of this deeply flawed and corrupt political mess that is the EU, and we shall proceed apace, despite the sniping efforts of failed politicians such as Tony Blair, John Major, Michael Heseltine and Lord Adonis and become once more a proud independent nation, able to look the world in the face and lead by example.

From: Christopher M Clay, Cusworth, Doncaster.

I READ with interest Andrew Adonis’s piece ‘A United Europe That Churchill Approved’ (The Yorkshire Post, July 28). I’m not quite sure that I, or the great man Winston himself, would agree with him. Churchill himself said in the House of Commons on May 11, 1953: “We have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked but not combined. We are interested and associated but not absorbed. If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea!”

If Churchill had been around today, the current Brexit shambles would have been handled in an altogether more spirited, effective and positive way.

From: Paul Rouse, Main Street, Sutton upon Derwent, York.

CAN someone tell me what David Davis was doing over the past two years as Brexit Secretary? Clearly, he had nothing to do with the Chequers agreement, so was he working on a plan of his own, and if so, what was it?

There now seems to be a mad scramble to put together a ‘no deal’ strategy, but surely David Davis had one prepared? He had a department of 600 people before he resigned. What have they been doing?