The true meaning of democracy
It has become increasingly clear that the government had no plans in place for Brexit, and that negotiations are going badly. A no-deal exit would be disastrous. When people voted by a wafer-thin majority to leave the EU, we had no guidance as to whether they wanted a soft or hard Brexit, but now we may get super-hard. I know several people who have changed their mind and now wish they had voted to remain, rather than leave. Indeed opinion polls show a clear majority against leaving now. Thus it is crazy for Peter Burns (Letters, September 6) to suggest that we should not have a second vote to approve whatever deal is, or is not, agreed. If people really believe it is undemocratic to have a second vote, perhaps they would like to have Theresa May’s Conservative Government for ever – what a thought! No let us give people the chance to express their views. That is what democracy is about.
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