No need for a snap general election

Dr DR Cooper

Richard Fagence believes  our new Prime Minister Theresa May has no plan and no mandate (Early election needed to set future course if UK, Viewpoint, July 28).

Of course she is still bound by the rest of the Tory manifesto for the general election held only last year; but just as far as relations with our neighbours are concerned she has publicly accepted the plan endorsed by a majority of those who voted on June 23, namely the UK should cease to be one of 28 countries which are members of the EU and instead join the other 160-odd countries which are not.

Her mandate for setting that future course for our country has come direct from the people in that referendum and is in itself sufficient; what we need now is not a re-run of the debate in the form of a general election but for the process to be initiated by service of the Article 50 notice that we intend to withdraw from the EU.

Dr DR Cooper

Belmont Park Avenue


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