THE Lib Dems and Greens should enjoy their moment in the sun but not think that recent successes are anything more than protest votes by people, like me, annoyed that we don’t have a no deal Brexit (York’s Greens make history, May 15).

People today do not vote for positive things, they vote against things they don’t like.

If I were American I would have voted for Donald Trump because both Clintons are more detestable than he might be.

I do like his plain speaking and that of Nigel Farage. I wish Theresa May would do the same about the awful EU non-negotiators.

Normally Conservative, and disliking the socialist Jeremy Corbyn, I shall vote Brexit Party in the coming elections.

John Zimnoch,

Osbaldwick, York

So much for trust, honesty and integrity

Tim Short wrote last Friday (Why are Brexit Party seeking election?, Letters, May 10) that the Nigel Farage election leaflet didn’t say much.

I disagree: it spoke volumes about the man. His key stated values were trust, honesty and integrity: but he doesn’t understand the meaning of any of these three words.

He states that for 25 years he has campaigned to leave Europe, whilst being in its Parliament from which he has collected vast sums of money whilst plotting its downfall.

He twice stated that 17.4 million voted to leave the EU but failed to mention that more than 29 million didn’t or that 120,000 leave voters have died in the last almost three years. Then there are the 1.4 million 18 to 20 year olds Farage has denied a vote. So much for trust, honesty and integrity, kids.

There was also his pathetic squirming on last week’s Question Time - when he was asked a simple question on Brexit and was forced to admit he was clueless - and the way he threw his teddy out of the cot when Andrew Marr pressed him on his values, ie privatise the NHS, living in denial about global warming and relaxing gun laws.

If you appreciate a man with these non-values by all means support him.

William Moore, Lochrin Place,York

Euro elections are chance to protest

Millions of hard working loyal subjects, totally fed up to the back teeth with the contempt in which those in Parliament hold them, have the opportunity to register a vote of protest at the forthcoming European elections.

The only problem is that this rebellious attitude will be treated, within the establishment, with the same arrogant contempt as before. It’s called modern day ‘democracy’.

Peter Rickaby,

West Park, Selby

Brexit is now just a sad omnishambles

I THINK we all agree that Brexit is a sad omnishambles.

It’s transformed our nation from a confident, outward-looking and dynamic force in the world into a fretful self-absorbed festival of unhappiness where family members are pitted against each other, where whole communities are angry and frustrated, and where almost every other challenge facing us has been swept under the carpet.

One fundamental truth must be stated loudly and clearly; the British people are not responsible for this mess. The responsibility lies squarely on the shoulders of David Cameron, who decided to deal with the problems in his own party by thrusting a referendum on an unprepared public.

For decades our education system failed to ensure that citizens grew up understanding what the EU is and how it works. British school children aren’t even taught how parish councils work.

It is no surprise therefore that very few in Parliament, never mind the public, had any idea how complex and interwoven our relationship with the EU is.

The best thing Cameron could do, if he is an honourable man, is to apologise to the nation for visiting this catastrophe upon us all and call for Article 50 to be revoked.

Christian Vassie,

Blake Court, Wheldrake, York