Your correspondent Tom Jones misunderstands the reasons for the vote to leave the EU. Many readers will recall that possibly the greatest peace time prime minister of the 20th century, Clement Attlee, was asked in 1950 if he would seek to join early moves towards a European Union. He said: “We are not prepared to accept the principle that the most vital economic forces of this country should be handed over to an authority which is utterly undemocratic and is responsible to nobody!”.
That argument is as valid today as it was then, the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels holding the executive power, while the talking shop of the European Parliament is nothing more than a fig-leaf to conceal the lack of democracy in the EU.
It may be that there will be long and difficult negotiations before we are free, but that is a small price to pay for the preservation of our democracy. After all, last time we had to fight a world war to do the same.