YP Letters: Logical flaws in argument for second Brexit vote

From: Gordon Lawrence, Sheffield.

What now for Brexit?

IN trying to further the Remain cause, John Cole (The Yorkshire Post, August 24)) now enlists an analogy from geophysics.

He likens the growing discontent with the Brexit negotiations to the movement of tectonic plates and he asserts the only democratic way out of the impasse is to hold another vote.

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John has a history in failing to understand simple logic and the negative outcomes of his Europhile fanaticism – otherwise he would not make a habit in coming up with such flawed ideas.

Imagine a Corbyn or even a Lib Dem government (stretching the imagination) achieving power at the next election.

Unpopular policies are enacted that are having detrimental effects on the economy that cause the opinion polls to swing away from the election result. Applying John Cole’s reasoning, the reversal of popular opinion should succeed in invalidating the original election and trigger a second one.

How can it be democratic or even lawful to ignore the first vote and accept the second in anticipation of the second going the opposite way?

Of course, this is the routine process that Brussels has got away with over the years.

Other member countries – Ireland, Denmark, France and Holland – all have dared to show their independence by rejecting EU treaties and proposals, but have been denied their electorate’s choice by various subterfuges: it’s the natural, unscrupulous way for non-elected autocracies and bureaucracies to behave.

They are enveloped in a bubble impervious to the values outside their conditioned myopia and John Cole has developed into the perfect disciple!

From: Rachel J Bennett, Baildon.

JOHN Cole (The Yorkshire Post, August 24) said it was democracy that called for a second EU vote. People voted. Result. Move on. I have missed many a job, had my football teams lose and lost at playing cards. I could request another interview or demand two teams play again, but the results happened.

From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse.

IF Brexiteers do finally get their way of a No Deal Brexit, which is now looking increasingly likely, there will be an enormous backlash from the more silent majority, which will result in a Corbyn government at the next general election, possibly not exactly what they wanted.