The Establishment has vilified Brexiteers – and discarded their votes
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
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
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
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