Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Will of the People Is Fluid

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Will of the People Is Fluid

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STEVE Kay (Feedback 09 May) should realise 'the will of the people' in a democracy is demonstrated by their right to change their minds when faced with the truth, and when given the opportunity to do so in elections.

The huge benefits of being in the EU are now increasingly recognised as Brexit negotiations uncover the true damage of leaving.

For all its need of reform, it is still the best and most worthwhile structure for countries in Europe to work with as full members.

As the facts emerge, people's minds are changing.

Increasing numbers of Labour MPs, especially in the Northeast, are calling for an end to Corbyn's policy of 'constructive ambiguity' on the Single Market and Customs Union.

The voices calling for people to have a final say on the actual terms of Brexit, including the option to remain as a full member of the EU, grow ever louder. The 'will of the people' is fluid. It changes as circumstances change, as facts emerge and more people recognise that our country is a better place to live in when part of the EU.

This is especially true for younger people who reject the phantom of Global Britain for the reality of life in the EU, enjoying the opportunities available, relishing our identity and celebrating our diversity - together. The 'will of the people'? Bring it on!

IAN G L JONES, Middlesbrough & East Cleveland Lib Dems (Chair), Linthorpe Calls for new vote are irritating I FIND it irritating when a remoaner comes on television and demands a second referendum on brexit.

Because brexiters didn't understand what we were voting for.

But the remoaners did. So the majority who voted out are all uneducated thickos and the minority know better.

So when Ted Heath dragged us in to the common market as it was then did the voters realise what they were voting for. …

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