The Es­tab­lish­ment has vil­i­fied Brex­i­teers – and dis­carded their votes

The Sunday Telegraph - - Letters To The Editor -

SIR – The Es­tab­lish­ment has won. An un­holy al­liance of self-in­ter­ested bankers, big busi­ness­men, bu­reau­crats and politi­cians has treated the will of the peo­ple with ut­ter con­tempt and dis­carded the re­sult of the EU ref­er­en­dum, thus de­stroy­ing the bright fu­ture we might have had as a truly global na­tion – and in­deed our democracy it­self.

The Re­main side has missed no op­por­tu­nity to fal­sify facts and at­tack those wish­ing to leave the EU as mo­rons, xeno­phobes or racists, ig­nor­ing the ra­tio­nal ar­gu­ments they put for­ward.

While the Re­main­ers who ben­e­fit from stay­ing un­der the thumb of Brus­sels will be cel­e­brat­ing, those who have sup­ported them will even­tu­ally ex­pe­ri­ence the full hor­ror of liv­ing in a coun­try where the bal­lot box no longer has any mean­ing, and they are un­able to change, or even in­flu­ence, those who rule. How­ever, they will have made their bed and must lie in it. Un­for­tu­nately, so must the rest of us.

What a way for one of the great­est na­tions ever to have ex­isted to leave the stage. Colin Bullen Ton­bridge, Kent SIR – Brexit? More like Wrexit. P A Downs Folke­stone, Kent

SIR – I grew up near Hull, and saw how suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments ne­glected Bri­tain’s once-great fish­ing in­dus­try.

Shame on Theresa May for ex­clud­ing Bri­tain’s fish­er­man and their fam­i­lies from her so-called agree­ment. Arthur We­ston

Stock­port, Cheshire

SIR – Those pre­dict­ing that Theresa May’s deal will not be passed by Par­lia­ment may care to re­flect on the power of prom­ises, to those who toe the line, of knight­hoods, dame­hoods and seats in the Lords for older MPs, along with the of­fer of ad­vance­ment to those who are younger.

Sim­i­larly, threats to with­hold au­to­matic hon­ours to par­lia­men­tary time­servers, and to stall the ca­reers of the am­bi­tious, can also be per­sua­sive. Max Sawyer

Stam­ford, Lin­colnshire

SIR – I have long wanted to leave the EU, but this agree­ment is so bad that I would now pre­fer to stay. Was that the in­ten­tion all along of the civil ser­vants who, we are told, crafted this out­rage?

As with John Ma­jor, the dam­age Theresa May is do­ing to the Tories will take decades to re­pair. John Ur­win

Hitchin, Hert­ford­shire

SIR – Mrs May has re­peat­edly re­fused to an­swer ques­tions about her po­si­tion as Prime Min­is­ter, and each time she has re­sponded she has man­aged to an­swer a com­pletely dif­fer­ent ques­tion from the orig­i­nal one.

This is a skill that it is ap­par­ently nec­es­sary for politi­cians to have, but the con­se­quence is that they will find it dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate sen­si­bly. Roger Strong

Or­p­ing­ton, Kent

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