A REMINDER to the 33.6 million people who voted in the referendum of 2016, I quote: “It will be your decision to remain in the EU on the basis of reforms we secure or whether we leave, your decision, nobody else’s – not politicians, not parliaments, not lobby groups, not mine; just you, you the British people, will decide.

“This is a huge decision for our country, perhaps the biggest we will make in our lifetimes, and it will be the final decision. So to those who suggest that a decision in the referendum to leave would merely produce another stronger renegotiation than a second referendum in which Britain would stay, I say think again, the renegotiation is happening right now and the referendum that follows will be a once in a generation choice – an ‘in or out’ referendum. When the British people speak, their voice will be respected, not ignored. If we vote to leave then we will leave, there will not be another renegotiation and another referendum.” This was the speech made by David Cameron on the eve of the referendum.

That was the basis on which I and millions made our informed decision to leave the EU – on immigration, trade, crime, jobs, prosperity, finance, sovereignty and defence. For the politicians to ignore the result of the referendum vote to leave by the 17.4 million British people would be the biggest betrayal of a democratic vote ever enacted in the history of British politics. The British people would never trust parliament ever again in their lifetime and will probably never vote again.

PETER CLARKE Moorhouse Lane Oxenhope