Brexit and the path of democracy

 

A chara, – Perhaps the UK’s article 50 deadline date should be moved out to Tuesday, June 18th. This date is the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, an appropriate day to end the Brexit march on Brussels. – Is mise,

DERMOT O’ROURKE,

Lucan,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – Orla Muldoon, a professor of psychology, warns of the dangers of personal vilification in public debate and that such demonisation is a threat to the democratic process (Opinion & Analysis, February 27th).

On the same page (if only literally) Bobby McDonagh (“May using Nixon’s ‘madman theory’ to play chicken with Brexit”), an ex-diplomat, calls identified members of the British parliament “stone-cold crazy” and “the lunatic minority”. – Yours, etc,

Dr JOHN DOHERTY,

Vienna.

A chara, – Will the can disintegrate before Mrs May runs out of road? – Yours, etc,

DIARMUID O’LEARY,

Kilfinane,

Co Limerick.

Sir, – Everyone will understand Brexit next year. By then we will all have 2020 vision. – Yours, etc,

DAVID S KELLY,

Sandyford,

Dublin 16.