The Spectator

Letters | 4 August 2016

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Remain calm

Sir: I am sorry that the redoubtable Martha Lane Fox is still angry at the exaggerations made by the Leave campaign (Letters, 30 July). I expect that the 17 million people who voted to leave are also still pretty angry at the exaggerated claims of Remainers. House price crashes, everyone £4,500 a year worse off, a revenge budget and even a third world war. And of course, the threats from elite corporatists. Vested interests, perhaps? It’s interesting to see how many of the big corporations that  threatened Armageddon prior to the vote are now voting with their money to stay.

The investment adviser Tim Price says he has never felt so excited about the possibilities in front of him, and I am sure that there are countless budding young British entrepreneurs who feel the same way. Please cheer up, Martha. Moaning from Remainers is not going to help Britain to become even greater.
John Warbey
Reigate, Surrey

Room at the top

Sir: The SNP’s Angus Robertson (Letters, 30 July) seems to have cornered the market on piety, gesture politics and grandstanding when it comes to EU immigration. It is easy for his party to make a virtue of the welcome Scotland offers to EU immigrants. This country is large and has a small population with low population density and has therefore not experienced some of the problems related to high immigration south of the border. To portray the SNP as good and the Tory party as evil on this matter ill befits a supposedly serious politician.
Richard Clayton
Edinburgh

Spaniel smarts

Sir: It does not really surprise me that, in the land of the Corbynistas, Cavalier King Charles spaniels are considered too refined (‘My pedigree chum’, 30 July). In Malta, ‘cavs’ are generally admired, loved and accepted for their gentle natures.

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