Letters: It’s time Brextremists are called out for their views

PUBLISHED: 00:00 08 July 2018

A pro-Brexit protester. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images.

A pro-Brexit protester. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images.

This content is subject to copyright.

Many years ago, I was among environmentalist campaigners who were labelled ‘terrorists’ in the press.

We did not deserve this because we were seeking not to damage the country but to save the world, based on scientifically-agreed, evidence-based, truths. Our crime was to protest against new coal-fired power stations.

But now it is my turn to call others terrorists.

They seek to do harm to this country, even by their own evidence.

They do this from an ideological position that ignores, or denies, the actual facts.

Their belief system seems to get more extreme by the day, as if they are pushing each other into a more fundamental stance.

Surely this is the form of extremism we see in other terror organisations which are rightly outlawed and fought against.

Simon Marchant

Near the now-demolished Kingsnorth power station,

Kent

Professor Grayling is right about the need for changes to our electoral system in his article headlined ‘Once we’ve stopped Brexit, the real work starts’.

But more is needed, and even more urgently: We need to be more aware of the people who feel ‘left behind’ while some of us are cheerfully and perhaps insensitively international in our outlook and lifestyle.

Somebody needs the guts to further revise Universal Credit and aspects of ‘austerity’ and set out a credible and acceptable future for us all in a fairer and more united United Kingdom, remaining, we hope, in a reforming EU.

I am all for a changed voting system and belong keenly to the Electoral Reform Society, but that will take time. More equality is needed now.

Just remaining in Europe is not enough on its own.

Paul King

• Send your letters for publication in our newspaper to letters@theneweuropean.co.uk - The New European is published every Thursday for just £2.50.

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

Support The New European's vital role as a voice for the 48%

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

  • Become a friend of The New European for a contribution of £48. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish)
  • Become a partner of The New European for a contribution of £240. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook
  • Become a patron of The New European for a contribution of £480. You will qualify for a mention in our newspaper (should you wish) and receive a New European Branded Pen and Notebook and an A3 print of The New European front cover of your choice, signed by Editor Matt Kelly

By proceeding, you agree to the New Europeans supporters club Terms & Conditions which can be found here.



Supporter Options

Mention Me in The New European



If Yes, Name to appear in The New European



Latest Articles

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Trending

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy