Letters: Gerry Byrne, July 15, 2016

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Many of your recent letters blame the wrinklies, the great unwashed, the racists for the success of the Brexit campaign.

The lies were on both sides, it was up to the discerning to evaluate both cases and come to a conclusion. The name-calling must stop and the politicians get on with negotiating not only the best terms we can get from Brussels and its 500 million, but also the untapped eight billion we could not negotiate without interference. We do not plan to be isolationists but get out of a political federation that is slowly eroding our sovereignty. It is only common sense we need to control our population growth through an immigration policy that not only embraces Europe but the rest of the world. We as a small land mass have only limited resources, and integrate people properly according to the economy’s need. Mike Larcey questioned the result because his voting analysis says 70-80 per cent of 18-24 years voted Remain. The facts are that really less than 40 per cent who were eligible to vote actually got out of bed and voted and that has not stopped them whingeing and whining they have been betrayed by their parents and grandparents.

We are going into an era of uncertainty and it would have been the same if we remained, but at least we can make our own mistakes and not have others foist them on us, and will have the quickness of manoeuvre we would not have in Europe. Let our politicians get on negotiating the terms quickly and, from all evidence, the initial shock is settling down, and over the longer term for our children it will be the most significant decision for their future. Let us support them rather than criticise, or it will be a self fulfilling prophecy.

Gerry Byrne, Snettisham