No regrets over vote

I found Mr Johnson's comments regarding the mentality of those who voted to leave the EU deeply offensive, yet they were typical of those in the Remain camp, who refuse to accept the democratic vote.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 8:11 am
Updated Monday, 25th July 2016, 9:14 am

The vast majority of “Brexit” voters were from a poor, low paid, or unemployed background, you know, the people Labour supposedly stand up for, but increasingly ignored and sneered at.

Among these voters the primary concern wasn’t immigration but the desire to be governed by those people who we’ve elected to represent us in Westminster rather than the unelected, faceless politicians and bureaucrats ruling the roost in Brussels.

Mr Johnson believes I should have done my homework before casting my vote, well, actually I did. For the first three months of this year, Britain recorded a record trading deficit with the rest of the EU of £28billion. Not millions, billions.

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One can only imagine what the cost to this country will be come the end of the year?

As for some of the ridiculous claims about the benefits of having a large migrant workforce, is anyone actually concerned about what happened to our own plumbers, joiners, gas engineers or the fact that we restrict the numbers of our own young people who want to train in the field of medicine?

I certainly hope our Commonwealth partners will forgive the fact that we stabbed them in the back in 1973 and allow us to trade freely with them once again.

Thankfully, the signs have been positive so far.

Having children in secondary school and at university, I also voted leave so they can have a future in this country rather than having to emigrate to find work and I don’t regret it for a single minute.

M Brown