Patronising in the extreme

In his column (Mail, November 24) our esteemed MP, Iain Wright, extolled the virtues of a coastal communities plan which could benefit Hartlepool enormously.

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 8:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:30 am

I wholeheartedly agree.

However, once again he, like so many other “remoaners”, could not resist attributing motives to those of us that voted to leave the EU, as though we weren’t intelligent enough to make up our own minds without his and others’ wise guidance.

I quote: “This is in all likelihood because people felt left behind by globalisation and the changes to the economy.”

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This may well be the reason that many voted to leave, but not all of us.

I was just old enough to vote to leave the Common Market in Harold Wilson’s referendum in 1975.

During the many years since, my position has not only remained the same but strengthened.

And, most importantly, my position is based on matters of principle rather than just a reaction to personal economic circumstances.

I am sure that this principled approach is shared by many others.

For Mr Wright and his kind to continually ascribe false motives to our reasons for Brexit is patronising in the extreme.

Mr Wright, you may have a position of influence in Westminster, but please do not presume to tell me, or others, why I must have voted for Brexit.

My reasons are as well thought out and principled as I’m sure you would want us to believe yours are.

Tim Moss,

Seaton Carew.