David Pryer of Parbold makes the claim in Champion Letters.
But is that true? I’m unaware that being a supporter of Brexit made me a decision maker? All I did was vote and thereafter my vote has been endlessly attacked by malcontents.
Mr Pryer claims “only 17 million Brits voted to quit Europe from a total population of 66 million”. They didn’t, they were 17,410,742 and they voted to leave the EU not Europe, which is in general a delightful continent apart from when it’s at war!
Mr Pryer also claims “Fellow Europeans who thought they had a future here were not even allowed to vote”. They don’t need to worry, they were told “If you’re an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status”. And, do bear in mind, that in Luxembourg, home of Jean-Claude Juncker the EU protagonist, 48% of those who live there were not allowed a ballot-paper. Under current rules, voting is compulsory for Luxembourgish nationals who are under 75, but residents who are not citizens cannot take part in national elections. But they ARE taxed. Fancy being one of the disenfranchised taxpayers in national elections?
Mr Pryer also claims that “young voters voted 70% to remain and it is their futures that the likes of Rosie Cooper, Damien Moore, and Jim Sharpe seem determined to destroy”. But young voters could vote, and just as in every election their candidate either won or lost. Is that so surprising?
Finally, Mr Pryer suggests “It would be great to think that next year we’ll put as much effort into celebrating 75 years of peace in Europe as recently went into commemorating every battle of a war of 100 years ago. Now that would be a surprise result”. We didn’t celebrate every battle, we commemorated lives lost in those battles. It’s why we have a National service of Remembrance, and long may it continue.