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Letter: Name Calling in the Brexit Debate is Offensive

Published on: 22 Nov, 2017
Updated on: 21 Nov, 2017

From Dave Middleton

Terms such as “traitor” and “collaborator” from either side of the Brexit argument are offensive to all, entirely unnecessary and do nothing to lift the status of anyone using them to further their cause or opinion.

I voted to leave the EU. I also had the honour of serving in HM Armed Forces where, like all servicemen and servicewomen, I signed on the dotted line and in doing so offered to lay down my life in the service of my country. Is that the action of a traitor? No, it is not and anyone who might call me a traitor is very likely to meet with a suitable response.

The fact is that, for all the posturing and pontificating, no-one really knows what lays ahead for Britain out of the EU. Things could be better, they could be worse. Until it happens, everything we hear is simply opinion and conjecture.

I personally feel that, despite all the diplomatic waffle and manoeuvring of our political leaders, of whatever party, the ordinary people of the country will make the situation work.

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Responses to Letter: Name Calling in the Brexit Debate is Offensive

  1. Simon Bisson Reply

    November 22, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Well said.

  2. Jim Allen Reply

    November 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    At long last the voice of reason and sanity …

  3. Robert Good Reply

    December 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I agree. It lowers standards and leads to hostility. Certain newspapers and certain politicians should set a better example to the nation, and to our children.

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