LETTER: Brexit and the don’t cares

Steve Spice [Letters, August 26] is wrong to say it is the will of the British people to leave the EU. It is the will of 37 per cent of the electorate – 33 per cent voted to remain.

The 30 per cent who didn’t vote presumably don’t care whether we leave or remain. It is bad enough at local and General Elections when 30 per cent or more don’t vote but then there is the opportunity for change every three to five years.

Partly because there is no opportunity for change, an attempt is being made to mount a legal challenge to Brexit. If Brexit is legal then this must be the first time that Parliament will have to implement something that a majority of MPs don’t want.

It would make more sense to tell a football team that they must play not only to lose but also to come bottom of the league. Likewise when our newly appointed Prime Minister, Theresa May, said “Brexit means Brexit” it clearly indicated she wished it didn’t. The Conservative Party might just as well have appointed a vegetarian to run a butcher’s shop, a teetotaller to manage a brewery, and an atheist to be Archbishop of Canterbury.

If and when Brexit happens who will be satisfied with the negotiated outcome? I suspect only the 30 per cent who don’t care.

Arnold Beck

Fairlight Close, Polegate

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