Twisted logic and a demo­cratic be­trayal

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Ed­i­tor, Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has stated that a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on Brexit would be “a gross be­trayal of our democ­racy”.

Ac­cord­ing to this strange logic, elec­tions would not be held at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals to give the elec­torate an op­por­tu­nity to ex­press their views in the light of changed cir­cum­stances.

The real be­trayal of democ­racy lies in a re­fusal to con­sult the peo­ple on a de­ci­sion of pro­found im­por­tance for the fu­ture of the coun­try when the terms of that de­ci­sion and the con­se­quences of Brexit have only be­come clearer dur­ing the two years since the 2016 Ref­er­en­dum. John Child, Earlswood, Soli­hull

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