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Letter: We Are Now Better Informed – Brexit Should Be Voted On

Published on: 26 Sep, 2018
Updated on: 26 Sep, 2018

The Lib Dem “Brexitometer”

From: Lucie Velterop

In response to: Lib Dems Say Guildford Residents Are Unhappy With Brexit Negotiations

I left Guildford with my Dutch husband after the referendum as he no longer felt welcome in the UK despite living here 25 years and we moved abroad.

The referendum was dreadfully divisive and I feel anger that no effort was made to reach across to the remain voters to find common ground. In fact, the direction of travel seems to be harder and more disruptive than ever promised by the leave campaign.

This, together with broken referendum promises, demonstrable lies and illegal campaign funding make it essential, I repeat essential, for a “People’s Vote” on the terms of Brexit and an option to remain. People are now better informed as to what Brexit actually entails, and this should be voted on. We are a democracy and this touches all our lives.

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Responses to Letter: We Are Now Better Informed – Brexit Should Be Voted On

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    September 26, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Sadly, anyone who simply ups sticks and departs because of a vote by the people of the host county never really liked being here in the first place.

    Why do we get continued use of words like lies, broken promises etc, when all we have heard from those who did not vote to Leave is the undemocratic cry to keep voting until the answer they wished for is achieved? This undemocratic demand is typical of the EU supporters.

  2. Adam Aaronson Reply

    September 28, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I disagree entirely with both the content and the style of these comments from Jim Allen and I am surprised and disappointed that they have not been challenged until now.

    However, when I see that the response to an impassioned letter is a personal attack on the writer, I surmise that most people won’t comment because they fear that they too will be attacked for expressing their views.

    The suggestion that the writer and her husband “never really liked being here in the first place” is absurd and insulting.

    There are very many people in a similar position to the Velterops who now consider that they are not wanted here and who are leaving. It is a sad indictment of the state of our country and our politics that we have allowed this to happen. The idea that people should now feel uncomfortable in our country is anathema.

    The reason that people continue to use words like lies and broken promises is that this is what happened. It is a matter of public record that Vote Leave cheated. It’s easy to win when you cheat.

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