We de­serve new EU ref­er­en­dum

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, - I am ut­terly dis­com­bob­u­lated. For the first, and I sus­pect the last time, I am com­pletely in agree­ment with the Rev Dr John Cameron.

Brexit will be an un­mit­i­gated eco­nomic dis­as­ter for the whole of the UK.

The EU has no in­ter­est in giv­ing the UK an easy ride; quite the re­verse as they want to dis­cour­age any other coun­try from fol­low­ing in our foot­steps.

What should hap­pen is that, once Brexit terms are fully known and un­der­stood, there should be a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum so that the public are not faced with buy­ing a pig in a poke

This will mean heavy tar­iffs on all our man­u­fac­tured goods which will have the in­evitable re­sult of man­u­fac­tur­ers clos­ing their UK fac­to­ries and mov­ing them to an EU coun­try with the equally in­evitable job losses.

And all this be­cause of a bunch of in­su­lar rightwing Tories.

John Ma­jor had a word for them but The Courier is a fam­ily news­pa­per so I won’t re­peat it here.

What should hap­pen is that, once Brexit terms are fully known and un­der­stood, there should be a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum so that the public are not faced with buy­ing a pig in a poke.

And if we get the same re­sult again there will have to be a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence. West­min­ster has no right to force Scot­land to quit the EU.

How­ever, af­ter Theresa May has bought the votes of the DUP for a mere £1 bil­lion I hold out lit­tle hope of democ­racy re­turn­ing to Scot­land any­time soon.

I hope that Ruth David­son can ap­pre­ci­ate the irony of the fact that her party can only stay in power with the sup­port of the a party that can­not shake off al­le­ga­tions of ho­mo­pho­bia. Jim Robert­son. 194 High Street, Mon­trose.

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