I THINK the politicians handling of Brexit is disgraceful and to call for another referendum or a general election is an insult to the electorate to say we didn’t know what we were voting for in the EU referendum back in June 2016.

We were offered a very simple in/ out, black and white, remain or leave choice.

Under our voting system of 50 per cent plus one, the country voted to leave.

But how did we get there?

In the 2009 EU elections the BNP won two seats in the north, Nick Griffin in the north west region and Andrew Brons in Yorkshire and Humber, while the Tories won 20 MEPs and UKIP 13.

Fast forward to the 2014 EU elections, UKIP came first with 24 MEPs.

Meanwhile on the domestic front the 2010 general election produced a hung parliament and a Tory/Lib Dem coalition.

From the 2014 EU election results,the Tory eurosceptics sensed the country was wanting independence.

David Cameron promised that if the UK electorate voted a Tory government in the 2015 general election, he would offer an EU referendum by 2017.

The country voted in the 2015 general election and returned a Tory government and David Cameron stuck to his promise and the country voted to leave.

Theresa May called a general election in 2017 asking the country to give her a mandate and we voted for a minority Tory government.

So my point is that the electorate were not voting for a Tory majority government in 2015 for more austerity but for the referendum, because the 2017 results show this.

The writing was on the wall.

TONY FOX Stockton Heath