Contempt for the will of the people
DEAR Editor, There is constant reference from MPs to another ‘People’s Vote’, ie. another referendum, but the next referendum will not be a repeat of the Leave or Remain question asked in the 2016 referendum.
If there is a second referendum on the European Union then the options will be remain or accept the Theresa May withdrawal agreement.
A vote to remain will return us to full membership of the European Union with all of its concomitant benefits: Yearly payments into the EU funds, full freedom of movement for all within the EU, the UK Parliament subordinate to European Union control, and all of the other benefits which those who voted leave wished to remove.
A vote for the Theresa May withdrawal agreement will involve all of the above but without the right to vote on issues which may affect us.
The options are to be hanged by the rope which previously bound us to the European Union or to be hanged by a newer, thinner rope.
The end result is still the same, we will remain in the European Union!
If there is a second referendum on the EU then it will prove two things; by ignoring the result of the 2016 referendum, MPs will highlight their contempt for the will of the people.
They will prove the futility of the ballot, when the result can be overturned because it conflicts with the “will of parliament”.
In that event, having voted in every election for 60 years, I will never vote again and I can only hope that others will show their contempt for Parliament in the same manner.
Douglas Sabin, Erdington