As­sump­tions made of my in­tel­li­gence

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

I was sur­prised to read the two re­sponses (Ge­off An­drews and Nigel Jones -De­cem­ber 27) to my let­ter re Ms Hob­house’s EU hat. I know nei­ther of these gen­tle­men but they didn’t hes­i­tate to draw as­sump­tions about my pol­i­tics and my in­tel­li­gence. My point in ques­tion­ing Ms Hob­houses wear­ing of a quasi state flag as a hat was based on my pa­tri­o­tism. She is a British MP, has sworn al­le­giance to the Crown and is paid by the British tax­payer. She should be­have ac­cord­ingly. I made no com­ment about her poli­cies or pro­nounce­ments. Mr An­drews and Jones seem to have missed my point. Mr Jones be­lieves that any­one who voted Leave lacks in­tel­li­gence and can there­fore be dis­missed whilst Mr An­drews be­lieves “I should keep my view un­der my hat”. Thank good­ness our democ­racy recog­nises these at­ti­tudes as the ex­trem­ist views of the Lib­eral Elite hell bent on over­turn­ing the 2016 “peo­ple’s vote”. Free­dom of speech and thought for all is a fun­da­men­tal part of our democ­racy - how sad that some have for­got­ten that. Dave Work­man Wel­low

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