Backing the wrong horse
Sir, – Alister Rankin claims (Letters, September 10) that much has drastically changed since “xenophobic people” voted for Brexit, with a prospect of “economic disaster”, in 2016, so justifying another referendum.
I believe most things since then have not changed.
These include the EU’S unelected, greedy bureaucrats, with antidemocratic attitudes, dim views against any nation’s secession from the EU and ambitions for a United States of Europe.
Also unchanged are Theresa May’s government’s bungling, half-hearted attitudes in negotiations and the demand by the British people for restoration of sovereignty over our trade, finances, immigration and laws.
Does Mr Rankin seek results from a “best-ofthree” (or more) referenda, aiming, as is the EU’S record, for further votes until the “right” result has been obtained?
What evidence has he for attacking pro-brexit voters of xenophobia, a charge that is sometimes made against our Scottish nationalists, but of unknown justification?
Our UK democracy has given us a hotlycontested Brexit result, but what would Mr Rankin’s attitude be after the horse he had heavily bet on came in second in a race? Dr Charles Wardrop. Viewlands Road West, Perth.
Our Westminster and Holyrood parliaments and politicians present a middle class view of the world that is far from where the real wealth is created, on the shop floor