SIR – When politicians debated giving the public a referendum on Europe and the Tories ran the 2016 general election on the referendum, even during the run-up to the referendum, nor on the ballot paper, were the public told this was an advisory vote?

We were told there would be only one referendum, also there would be only in or out on the ballot paper, so that people knew exactly what they were voting for.

The only people who cannot seem to grasp the meaning of those two words seem to be the remainers with their superior intelligence (not my words, the Labour Party’s).

Politicians did not change their view after the result, they were upholding democracy which they were sworn in to do, so surely if you want another referendum people should vote on whether they want to live in a democracy or not.

J Pogmore