I READ with incredulity Philip Davies’ letter in The Advertizer on November 18 in response to my letter of the 11th.

His dubiety was surprising; surely he can see the obvious qualities Boris Johnson displays. Philip is probably typical of so many socialists, thinks left but lives right; these anachronisms need to move from the 70s into the real world.

A bunch of teachers who retire in their 50s on a pension, paid for by hard working tax payers who have to keep going into their late 60s.

Preaching a dogma they have followed since their anti-social university days; protesting for Socialism, something which has never worked and killed millions along the way.

These people convince themselves their views are more important than others, a bit like the pigs in Orwell’s Animal Farm.

I think Philip would agree the UK’s second female Prime Minister (both conservative), Theresa May, was a Pole apart from Margaret Thatcher.

Mrs May conspired with her remainer colleagues making it virtually impossible to complete Brexit. Unwilling and without a majority, with a Parliament and speaker hell-bent on thwarting the UK’s largest democratic vote, Brexit would have been an impossible task.

Along comes Boris Johnson on his white charger, like Wilfred the hero of Scott’s chivalric romance. He successfully achieved an 80-seat majority, ‘no more dither and delay’.

Elected in December 2019 (a confirmatory vote for the Brexit vote of 2016) and out of the EU by the end of January 2020, so much for ‘delayed numerous times’.

I do wonder whether Philip is unwavering with confidence that he voted correctly in the referendum of June 23, 2016, is he positive his views on the EU are correct?

He does seem sure everyone else is wrong. I would like to know what ‘slightly foreign’ looks like, I guess it is the usual weak claim of xenophobia often insinuated by the left?

The initial package of a trading bloc that the UK voted to join morphed into the EU, a disaster residents in the UK were not allowed to vote for or against.

Why does a ‘trading bloc’ require a flag, an army, an unelected president, an anthem and insist on ‘Member States’ resigning their sovereignty?

The EU has ambitions of rivalling the USA but its approach emulates the USSR and other failed political super-state projects.

The problem fundamentally stems from the nature of the EU as a political project of uniting Europe into a single political entity, necessarily centralising power into the hands of a few.

Gideon Digby,