No need for a second poll
Sir, – The Oxford English Dictionary defines a politician as “a person who is involved in politics as a job, either as a holder of or as a candidate for an elected office”.
Therefore, I am not a politician.
I have, however, lived a pretty full life.
Five years apprenticed to an accountant, 10 years in manufacturing and 30 plus years in retail and wholesale distribution.
Over time I have been a reasonably competent businessman.
I cannot understand how anyone believes that a second referendum is the answer to our distress over Brexit.
A gross political error by David Cameron took us into the mess we are in – he obviously was of the opinion that we would not vote leave. As we now know, in the run up to the vote politicians told lies, for which there is no legal redress, and exceeded allowable financial limits, for which redress is available.
Many votes cast in this referendum could only be based on intuition as reliable facts were hard to find.
Recently, Jeremy Corbyn at a political meeting asked what the government had been doing over the intervening years that we were nowhere near ready with an acceptable position on Brexit.
His contribution in this period was hardly an exemplar of willingness to find a solution.
In my opinion, voters are no more able to make a valid judgment in a second referendum than they were in the first.
Opinions are not a reliable way to run a country when there is no clear guidance on the possible outcome.
A A Bullions. 6 Glencairn Crescent, Leven.