Many politicians fail to serve as democrats
✒ I AM fed up with those who call themselves democrats but who don’t appear to know the meaning of the word.
A case in point would be the chairman of Cheltenham for Europe’s letter to the Echo (July 25).
He states that it would be “profoundly anti-democratic” to suspend Parliament and cut it out of the national debate on Brexit.
The only reason closing Parliament (undoubtedly an extreme measure) is even up for debate is because we have too many indulgent, arrogant, selfinterested and elitist MPS who refuse to deliver the democratic vote of the people to leave the European Union.
Thank goodness Alex Chalk is not one of them.
I voted Remain but fully accept the will of the people to Leave.
The vote for Brexit was the biggest mandate this country has ever seen.
As an ex-soldier, I fought to protect democracy in Northern Ireland and the
first Gulf War. Soldiers have put their lives on the line for democracy.
For me, democracy is more important than Brexit, as failure to respect democracy often leads to serious unrest and violence.
It is also more important than who we vote for to run our Government - so if we voted to have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister (much as I think it would lead to a bigger economic disaster than a No Deal), so be it. I would live with the decision.
Yet so many of our politicians fail to be true Democrats.
Just look at Jo Swinson MP, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, when she said that she would only accept the result of a second referendum if Remain won.
The former Green Party leader, Caroline Lucas MP, also said the same thing. So for them, just like in communist, fascist and single party states, only one answer is acceptable.
All our political leaders throughout our communities should serve with humility, listen to the public and respect our great democracy.