LETTER: The will of the British people

Stephen Hardy [Letters, July 29] states that the Leave camp refused to spell out what Brexit meant in their campaign. The referendum wasn’t an election based upon a political party manifesto by either side.

I would respectfully remind Mr Hardy that Remain voters are none the wiser as to what they were voting for in that respect. Were they voting for the United States of Europe with Britain adopting the Euro currency that the Lib Dems desire, the one foot in, one foot out hokey cokey nonsense of Mr Cameron, the no idea what we stand for anymore of the Labour party, the Scottish Independence movement of the SNP, or the far reaches of the Green Party? The fact is that the referendum posed a very simple question, ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?’.

There should be no further debate over whether Britain should leave the EU. The British public have answered that question. Or is Mr Hardy suggesting that it would be democratic for 650 MPs (the majority of whom were in favour of remaining in the EU) to overturn the decision of the 33,551,983 people who voted on this specific question in the referendum? Clearly our MPs should now define what Brexit means, not whether we leave the EU. That is the will of the British people. Our MPs, not the EU parliament, running our country.

Steve Spice

Broad Oak, Rye

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