Tuesday, 8 January 2019

My Times letter: ‘Stale Britannia’ and a second referendum


Sir, Clare Foges is right to warn about how the project of the Brexiteers has created not “the grandeur and global reach of our past” but “echoes of past failures”. Remainers have long warned of this and offered a way out via a People’s Vote, but this suggestion has been traduced as undemocratic.

In our first-past-the-post system the winner takes all. So it is time for those who voted Leave, those who are seeking to implement Brexit, and most notably those who led the Leave campaign, to accept responsibility for the consequences that are about to befall us, whether for good or ill.

John Slinger
Online here.