YP Letters: Future in our hands after mould of British politics broken

From: Andy Shaw, St Johns Grove, Wakefield.

Boris Johnson has been central to a dramatic week in politics.

WHAT is certain is that the old Labour / Tory mould has been broken forever. We need to clarify our thinking and test our ideas through dialogue, debate and argument.

Alternatively, Remain voters can reject the decision; view most of the population with contempt; live in a dystopian fantasy of “unleashed toxic forces” and sink into bitter despair. For the first time in a long while, it really is up to us.

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From: JA King, Thurgoland, Sheffield.

DURING this period of negotiation with the EU for the terms of our exit, the negotiating team should be made up of members from all parties who favoured Brexit and not those who wished to remain, thereby obtaining the best deal for the UK.

From: Adrian F Sunman, South Collingham, Newark.

I SHARE Mr KJ Playforth’s frustration with those who choose not to vote but I don’t think compulsion and/or the threat of legal sanction is the right way to go. In a democracy, voters should be free to exercise their democratic rights or not as they see fit. If they choose to opt out, they merely forfeit any moral right to complain if the result isn’t what they want.

From: Nina Smith, Bank Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

I’M an older voter, but I’m deeply aware that younger people have different view of the UK’s place in Europe and beyond than seems to be the case with the majority of my generation.

Younger people are more forward looking and are much more likely to identify as European. They quite rightly want the ability to live, work and travel freely across Europe. They welcome migration. They loathe isolationism. I agree with them as a proud European and Briton.

From: Harold Laycock, Sunny Bank Avenue, Mirfield.

IN their independence referendum, Scottish voters elected to remain part of the United Kingdom.

The recent referendum on leaving or staying within the European Union was a democratic vote involving all citizens of the United Kingdom.

Scotland cannot expect to pick and chose which brand of democracy they wish to abide by.

From: Phyllis Capstick, Hellifield, Skipton.

WOULD Scotland be happy to join the euro?