LETTER: Decision can’t be undermined

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I suppose it is only to be expected that there are many unhappy people in the country now that Britain has decided to leave the EU. After all, the referendum result was very tight, and up to the last minute it could have gone either way. However, the result is the result no matter by how small a margin, and I have no sympathy for those who attempt to make a case for a further referendum on the issue of the EU. Are we to hold referendum after referendum until a desired result is achieved?

In this country we are proud upholders of a long democratic tradition, listening to and acting on the voice of the majority. In the recent referendum that majority voted for ‘out’, and I don’t see how that result can now be debated or undermined.

Demonstrations and rallies by those wishing to remain in the EU, such as we have seen in places like York and only last weekend on a massive scale in London no doubt make those involved feel better but all they really do is bring into sharp focus the terrible divisions that this whole issue has created.

Yes, we are currently in both a political vacuum and an economic no-man’s land, but surely these problems can better be faced and overcome by a united rather than a divided nation. I think it is time we all acknowledged that the people habe spoken and that, regardless of our personal views on the matter, we should now just get on with things. We either have democracy or we don’t. There can be no middle ground.

Robert Cowan

Meads Road

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