Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Chance to Remain ; Letters, Comments and Emails

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Chance to Remain ; Letters, Comments and Emails

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ON June 23 I voted for my country to leave the EU. In the months leading up to the big day, I had been prepared to at least consider voting Remain, but when David Cameron came back from the EU virtually empty handed regarding the issue of uncontrolled migration, my mind was made up.

This was the first and only chance I'd ever been given to express my views about a subject I considered to be of paramount importance. In particular, I was thinking about all the unemployed Britons who'd made the complaint "I can't get a job because of all the foreigners."

But, having used my protest vote, I now think I was wrong. For all it's problems, the EU is where Britain needs to be. I know for a fact that some, who like me voted out, now realise they were wrong: I suspect there are many more.

So how do we keep our country in the EU? Well, all that's happened so far is that a poll of the British population has shown a small majority in favour of leaving the EU, and the government of the day has accepted this as its mandate. But that mandate does not apply to the other major parties in Westminster. If a general election was held and a new government, running on a ticket of 'Keep Britain in the EU,' was put in power, we would not have to leave. If the timing was right, we wouldn't even get as far as serving notice on the EU of our intention to leave. …

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