BREXIT: Result for democracy

The recent condescending letter from Charles Thompson, of Blyth, is almost an insult to the record number of voters who voted in the 2016 referendum.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 6:02 am

He postures that the referendum was an opinion poll and not legally binding.

Everyone who voted knew that David Cameron had warned in a £9m propaganda leaflet of the consequences of us leaving the EU. As a back-up, we had a prediction of doom to the economy from the chancellor.

It was followed by dire forebodings from the governor of the Bank of England, and we had interjections from big beasts like the IMF, all the big banks and the CBI.

After all that, the country voted to leave the EU and for Brexit to be neither a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit, but a Brexit which enabled us to leave the EU, be in control of our borders, have the ability to frame our own laws, and not come under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

So please do not insult voters’ intelligence as we all knew what we were voting for and accept that the end result is what is called democracy.

Peter Curtis