Carry on Alex, you are do­ing a fine job

Gloucestershire Echo - - LETTERS & OPINION -

✒ I DO not agree with writ­ers call­ing for Alex Chalk to re­sign on prin­ci­ples around a No Deal Brexit, al­though I would in­sist that all politi­cians must fol­low the law.

Per­son­ally I be­lieve he is do­ing a great job for Chel­tenham, par­tic­u­larly in the face of the Lib Dems.

His op­po­si­tion to the mess of Boots Cor­ner is well noted, he re­ally ral­lied se­nior con­ser­va­tives sup­port such as Matt Han­cock around the Chel­tenham A&E clo­sure is­sue, and has or­gan­ised op­po­si­tion to the ridicu­lous clo­sure of Swin­don Road re­cy­cling.

He has been very open in ad­dress­ing lo­cals con­cerns, such as fac­ing a crowd out­side his of­fice, or in front of the pub­lic at Pittville Park re­cently, which he has done with dig­nity.

I would en­cour­age him to carry on in the face of ad­ver­sity, know­ing he is do­ing the right thing for us Chel­to­ni­ans.

Mean­while, Ge­orge Penny (Let­ters, Septem­ber 12) states that John­son should hand over the reins of power.

An elec­tion would likely give the Con­ser­va­tives a stronger ma­jor­ity and be a step closer to get­ting a bet­ter deal with the EU as they can clearly see our deeply in­de­ci­sive and in­com­pe­tent Par­lia­ment is un­able to move for­ward in its cur­rent state.

The op­po­si­tion were of­fered an elec­tion but were un­be­liev­ably op­posed to it.

The op­po­si­tion know that the pub­lic would never vote Jeremy Cor­byn and his co­horts into power.

Democ­racy is best served by giv­ing Boris John­son ev­ery avail­able tool to ne­go­ti­ate a bet­ter deal, in­clud­ing the op­tion to walk with no deal, so that we cease the in­ter­minable Brexit de­bates and get on with run­ning the coun­try.

Rob Nay­lor Chel­tenham

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