Benefit of Brexit is simple: it’s democracy
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YOUR correspondent, Bren Urmston, (M.E.N. Viewpoints, October 4) ‘Promised Land’ leader is still banging his drum to try persuade the British tax payer that we should pay billions of pounds to let the EU continue to meddle in our democratic affairs.
He wants to know what benefits there is in leaving the EU – simple Bren, we would control our own borders, money and laws.
It’s called a democracy. Graham Stringer MP
Can’t get no satisfaction
WHY is there such a clamouring for another Brexit vote? Has it just dawned on the remain voters that 52 per cent is greater than 48pc and they need to change tack to get the result which they wanted?
When David Cameron orchestrated his campaign of fear he warned that the referendum could be decided by as little as one vote, upon which he would set in motion the wishes of the winning side.
He was backed in this by such self-interested politicians and celebrities who thought their opinions carried more weight than the person in the street. Such apocalyptic predictions of what would happen on the day after the referendum made it difficult to sleep at night.
From what I read and see, some of those who voted to stay in the EU haven’t slept since as they looked into their crystal balls and know exactly what the future holds.
I can’t predict the future but I do know what has happened in the past. It was David Cameron, not Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, who high-tailed it leaving others to cope with implementing Brexit.
Boris Johnson, as part of the Government, is doing what the Prime Minister has asked him to do.
When people accuse others of lying they should be prepared to give details of those lies, but not the old ‘Brexit bus’ story again, which, to anyone who can read, was not a lie.
I predict that if another referendum is called and it returns the same result as the last one, those who clamoured for it will still not be satisfied. Alan Crawford, via email
Teach some discipline
THEY should certainly bring back National Service. I have said that for years. It would teach discipline and respect for other people, plus get them doing something constructive.
The problem is that they are bored and need something that occupies them.
It also gives them training for different types of jobs. Joan Rathburn, Cheadle Hulme
Problem not just youth...
I RESPECTFULLY disagree with much of ‘Moston Observer’s’ letter.
As for getting ex-military to instil discipline and respect into us young people (I’m 47, by the way), the writer presumes that all ex-military servicemen and women are of impeccable character.
I suggest Moston Observer refer to the Deepcut Barracks allegations in Surrey, or a 2014 Guardian article, quoting Ministry of Defence statistics that the Forces’ bullying was on the increase.
Please understand, I believe our forces are truly fantastic servants to our country and ongoing freedom, but in all forms of life, regardless of prestige and position, there are some truly vile people who have no business instructing others how to behave.
The fact is antisocial behaviour appears worse as its highlighted and reported more and more, and police resources are struggling to cope with the demand on its service.
I note Moston Observer refers to people of all ages being disrespectful. I agree with some of that.
Everyday at the bus station, people in their 70s/80s push to the front, while I queue for the bus.
No ‘please & thank you,’ or glance or smile. I’m happy to let the elderly go in front, especially if they’ve mobility issues, but some of them could show some good grace and gratitude. It’s not just some young/ youngish people that lack respect and courtesy. R Snowdon, Astley Bridge
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