Letters: Mike Larcey, July 8, 2016

Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn, Ballot Boxes stack up ANL-150805-111440009
Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn, Ballot Boxes stack up ANL-150805-111440009
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I agree with Big Eye (Lynn News, June 28) who writes that the EU Referendum has settled nothing and that neither side can claim to have won.

I would go further and say that the referendum has made the issue of membership of the EU worse. Over a third of registered voters did not exercise their right to vote. This cannot be written off as ‘can’t be bothered’. The reasons not to vote are many and personal. However, such a significant number indicates a serious problem of disengagement with the governance of this country. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the large metropolitan areas like London, Liverpool and Manchester voted Remain. The referendum has done more for the unity of all Ireland than the IRA and more for the independence of Scotland from the UK than the SNP.

In voting analysis, 70 -80 per cent of 18 -25 year olds voted Remain. With these results, how can anyone claim victory?

Leave campaigners have shot themselves in the foot and are being betrayed by their leaders. Farage just seems to want to insult all foreigners.

It is clear that the referendum had nothing to do with the EU. It was a Tory bun fight. The Labour Party tried to explain in meaningful language what ‘Leave’ would mean, but the media onslaught of right wing, vitriolic propaganda overwhelmingly targeted a scapegoat population.

Mike Larcey, Downham