Letters: Iain Christie, January 31, 2017

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The Brextremists constantly argue that any discussion about the referendum result is an attempt to thwart the “will of the people” or to challenge “democracy”.

The “48 per cent” are constantly being told they lost and have no further right to speak on the subject.

The reason for the persistence of the “remoaners” is their serious concern for the future of the country.

This anxiety emanates from two particularly worrying areas, the first of which is the regular but nonetheless important belief that the Remain campaign was often deliberately and inappropriately dishonest, considering the seriousness of the subject.

The second relates to the correctitude of democracy itself. Basically the score was 17-16, a virtual draw by any calculation, and certainly unworthy of the “will of the people” accolade.

Although I respect the integrity of most of the victors, the main anxiety now arises, in that if just two, although I suspect at least three of the 17 voted purely through xenophobic or racist sentiments, then the result will have been horribly swayed by them, and we will have allowed their casting vote to determine the country’s economic and cultural directions for the rest of time, to the exclusion of all other values and opinions.

If my estimate is anywhere near correct, perhaps we should expect to hear the chilling chimes of “Two World Wars and One World Cup” belted out with more gusto than usual.

I Christie, Silver Drive, Dersingham