YP Letters: Lack of faith and leadership in meeting Brexit challenge

From: Mr L Brook, Rosewood Court, Rothwell, Leeds.

The Brussels power machine continues its plans to take full control of the EU member countries, reducing each one to a single state of the United States of Europe.

British citizens were given two choices, stay or leave, and nothing was said about ‘deals’.

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The instruction was to leave. This meant that all Government officials should have been expected to obey the democratic decision.

How do you feel about the progress of Brexit?

Leaving the EU will certainly cause many changes and challenges, but we appear to be afraid to completely leave it. There need be no deal and no further payments, whatever the consequences.

I am sad to think that those in power here do not think we can stay independent and have full power to deal with other countries, just like we did before the original Common Market was formed as a trading-only organisation.

Of course, the main EU countries may wish to punish us or make life difficult, since their so-called accountants will have much work to do to make up their financial shortfall following our departure. We appear to only recognise a threat of “takeover” if it is by warfare, not false comradeship. Where have all the true leaders gone?

From: Joe McHugh, Spring Gardens, Otley.

It looks like the Brexit saga will never end.

I am beginning to think we, the electorate, dropped a huge clanger in voting to leave the European Union. The only way out of this dilemma would be for our Prime Minister to decide on a second referendum as quickly as possible. Using the old adage – if it is not broken, don’t fix it – I hope the electorate would decide on a massive ‘Stay’ vote.

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

As Mick Webb reminds us, ‘well-educated’ old Etonian David Cameron plunged us into the current mess (The Yorkshire Post, August 29). He is now lying low but fellow Etonians, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, plus a coterie of wannabes are still very much with us.

Older readers may recall the 1972 film The Ruling Class. Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney (Hunslet’s Peter O’Toole) thinks he’s God. A psychiatrist is summoned and, on learning that they are both old Etonians, declares him sane, with disastrous results. There is an added bonus of Arthur Lowe as bolshie butler, Tucker and the memorable Alastair Sim as bumbling Bishop Lampton. Is it time for this film to be reissued?