Democ­racy works, so go with the Brexit flow

Western Mail - - WM2 | VIEWS OF WALES -

THOSE pesky “pop­ulists” are at it again. Fancy the Ital­ian elec­torate hav­ing the ef­fron­tery to ques­tion the “ben­e­fits” of the euro. What will they do next?

Isn’t it time the Establishment, the priv­i­leged and those who have most to gain re­alise that although democ­racy might not al­ways pro­duce the de­sired re­sult, it is bet­ter than other systems that could be men­tioned?

Those who thought the ref­er­en­dum was a good idea un­til the re­sult was not to their lik­ing have done ev­ery­thing in their power to stall, im­pede and hope­fully over­turn the 2016 ref­er­en­dum re­sult.

This has not been helped by what ap­pears to be an at­tempt by the Gov­ern­ment to please ev­ery­one. In this wicked world, vic­to­ries are not gained by those who don’t ap­pear to know what they want or think to please ev­ery­one. Throw­ing up

scares like the Ir­ish bor­der adds to the con­fu­sion. The Ir­ish are an in­dus­tri­ous and prag­matic peo­ple. We are their big­gest cus­tomers. There is ab­so­lutely no rea­son why this re­la­tion­ship should not con­tinue.

Crawl­ing back to Mr Juncker and Co would make us the laugh­ing stock of the world.

We are not poor sup­pli­cants, and isn’t it high time the rulers of the EU paid more at­ten­tion to its cracks and de­fi­cien­cies than try­ing to scare and bully this country into com­pli­ance? H Thomas Neath

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