Don’t crit­i­cise Labour MPs

Sunderland Echo - - Opinion -

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

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