All over place

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The Liberal Democrats seem all over the place on Brexit.

Paddy Ashdown now says they shouldn’t challenge the results of the referendum.

Nick Clegg, the week prior, was saying their party should be against Brexit and not accept the result of the referendum.

He had a point.

In England and Wales 37.4% of the voters voted to leave, 34.5% voted to remain and 28 % stayed at home.

This is a representative democracy.

Many still wanted their parliamentarians to take the decision and the responsibility.

This is their job.

Hasn’t Cameron’s resignation obscured the facts?

In Scotland 40.3% of the electorate voted to remain and only 28% voted to leave, on a very low 65% turn out.

In the Scottish Independence referendum over a year ago 85% voted.

Jim Callaghan in 1979 said 40% of Scottish voters had to vote for a new Scottish Parliament before they could have one.

Scots had to wait 20 years before another vote under Tony Blair brought Holyrood a Parliament.

Only 55% of voters turned out for the last Holyrood Parliamentary elections.

What was conclusive about the referendum on June 23 may I ask?

Even Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU.

Nigel F Boddy,

Fife Road,

Darlington.