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Free Press readers letters w/c December 9, 2019

I’m asking for the vote of true democrats

Your correspondent Alan Meekings deserves credit for his consistency. He has opposed Brexit in every way, at every turn, almost as decisively as I have supported it. So, assuming mutual respect, his question to me about the benefits of escaping from the suffocating clutches of the European Union warrants a straightforward answer.

For more than 40 years I have fought the EU’s costly, creeping control of our nation for this abiding reason; in any system of Government that deserves to be called democratic, the decisions of legislators should be exercised close to the people they affect, with those who wield power being accountable for such decisions. When political authority becomes remote it becomes, in turn, careless and capricious.

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