Don’t criticise Labour MPs
In his article (Echo, October 11) Alan Wright criticises Labour MPs in Sunderland who voted against a minority government giving itself extensive powers.
He claimed that by voting against the Reform Bill the MPs are conspiring to hold up Brexit. I would respectfully suggest to Mr Wright that the Labour Party have already made it abundantly clear that they support the will of the British people and that the only thing holding up Brexit is the weak leadership and chaotic infighting of the minority Tory government he supports. In eighteen months of negotiations this government is no further forward.
Mr Wright then refers rather disparagingly to business owning Champagne Socialists trying to derail Brexit. I would again respectfully suggest to Mr Wright that business owners have a stake in the economy, unlike elderly gentleman such as himself and his other right wing chum Coun George Howe, who are prepared out of misplaced nostalgia to endanger the economic future of this country. It is very easy to campaign and vote for something when you are insulated and cossetted from the consequences of your vote and can leave it to the young people who are already funding your cossetted existence to deal with the mess you have created. R Scott via email