EUROPE: Take up case for unity

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Thanks very much Jonathan Lohn for your letter, (News Guardian, June 30).

The day the vote was announced was my name day and my wife took me for a fish and chip meal at the King’s Arms, Seaton Sluice.

I realised that we did not feel safe talking about the results. Who at neighbouring tables were friends or foes?

I have never felt that before after an election so I admire you for your courage in speaking out.

This is what I wrote today on my Facebook page:

Thursday, 30th. What a memorable day.

The man who disrupted two political parties, confounded the nation, caused our European neighbours to ponder whether we Brits are in our right minds and catalysed a Brexit vote is now, on his own admission, considered unfit to be Prime Minister and lead the nation.

On the same day the woman who campaigned for us to remain in Europe may well be chosen to be the next Prime Minister who severs our ties with the EU.

Time for the government to declare that it will follow the letter of the law and announce that it is not obliged to not abide by the results of the vote. Is not the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme enough to make us long for a peaceful united Europe?

I think that there are very many people nationwide who would like to take up this case.

John David Simnett

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