REGARDING Tony Fox’s letter to the Guardian, September 26.

If you are going to point a finger at someone you have to be 100 per cent sure your facts are right because there are three fingers pointing back at you.

Tony may accuse the Lib Dems of student politics but his opening paragraph would not even get him a pass in British constitution at my secondary school.

Directly from the Government’s original European Union Referendum Act 2015, this is a type of referendum known as prelegislative or consultative, which enables the electorate to voice an opinion which then influences the Government in its policy decisions.

The UK does not have constitutional provisions which would require the results of a referendum to be implemented.

Ergo, we didn’t vote to leave or remain in the EU, although it’s easy to believe that given the subsequent ‘hijacking’ of its true meaning to become ‘the will of the people’.

We voted for our MPs to debate and vote in parliament whether to bring in legislation to leave the EU, or remain.

As for criticising the Lib Dems for being undemocratic, it is the only party of the main three to lay down its policy on Brexit before any election and stick 100 per cent to it from the outset, so the electorate has no doubt what it stands for.

What would you prefer as your view of democracy? Those who write their policy on a bus, drive it around before an election then claim afterwards they didn’t really mean what was written on the bus?

Or maybe adopt the Nigel Farage view of democracy, that if they lose a referendum by a small percentage they would fight for a second referendum, but upon winning, instantly declare on every occasion possible that any other party who wants a second referendum for narrowly losing are undemocratic traitors going against the will of the people etc etc.

Incidentally the Lib Dems did not say they would join the euro, their foreign affairs spokesman expressed a personal opinion that he would not rule it out, big difference.

In any case at the moment it doesn’t seem such a bad idea, sterling has fallen by 15 per cent against the euro since the referendum in June 2016.

Also, unfortunately for Tony his theory on paying a £10 minimum wage and converting to the euro seem to be poles apart from those of the Conservative Government who have just announced they intend upping the minimum wage to £10.50 (how ironic), and the Bank of England who manage our revenue reserves on behalf of the treasury.

The Bank of England has ploughed billions of the Treasury’s foreign currency reserves into euros since the Brexit referendum, in an apparent vote of confidence in the single currency.

Now I am no economic expert or indeed a betting man, but the Bank of England or Tony Fox for economic advice?

Think I will put my money on the Bank Of England.