AGE DOESN’T AL­WAYS BRING WIS­DOM

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - TER­ENCE ANSELL via email

UN­FOR­TU­NATELY Ge­orge Mea­cock’s let­ter (June 9 edi­tion) typ­i­fies the low level of de­bate on both sides of the EU ref­er­en­dum.

How dare he de­scribe around half the pop­u­la­tion who may vote re­main as be­ing be­neath con­tempt?

How dare he ap­pro­pri­ate the un­doubted sac­ri­fice of the mil­lions of war dead to his cause?

They died to pro­tect this coun­try and the rest of Europe from en­forced mil­i­tary con­quest by a sin­gle na­tion, and they died to pro­tect democ­racy.

It is a pity that Mr Mea­cock prefers ig­no­rant abuse of those who do not share his views on Europe to rea­soned ar­gu­ment.

May I also re­mind him that age does not nec­es­sar­ily bring wis­dom, and wis­dom is not the pre­serve of the el­derly.

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