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Democracy is not being respected by Remainers.

DURING the referendum campaign, I wrote a letter to the Examiner saying that I was a marginal supporter of leaving the European Union. If we did leave, I said, that there would be years of negotiation to get a proper trading relationship between the UK and the EU.

There are benefits to remaining in the EU, such as the single market (free trade amongst the 27 nations) and freedom of movement across the community to live and work.

These things are not necessarily bad, but the British people chose to leave the EU and seek a future trading with the rest of the world. It seems to me that the people have rejected the notion of ever increasing unity envisaged by the Lisbon Treaty.

As a democrat, I would have thought that a marginal decision to remain in the EU would have been respected and we could get on with life. Having made the decision the other way, respect seems to be not forthcoming from certain Remain supporters.

I remember one famous occasion when David Cameron was asked what would happen in the event of a Leave vote. He said: "We will give notice to leave, and after two years we will leave the EU. If no deal is possible then we will leave on World Trade Organisation rules".

Clr Bernard McGuin, a Huddersfield Conservative

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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