MANY leavers say they won’t vote on Thursday because they’re disgusted by the Government’s failure to deliver Brexit on the back of the 2016 referendum.

But I urge them to vote for two reasons:

1. If leavers don’t vote out of disgust, they’re handing the baton to the remainers who, believe me, will be out in force.

2. The only way we can change things in a democracy is by expressing our opinions, especially through the ballot box. The alternative is force, and God forbid we ever resort to that.

Sometimes, our votes do not immediately give us what we want. But, persistent voting for a particular policy (or in the case of Brexit, for decisive action) inevitably works in the end.

Steve Kay, Redcar & Cleveland Independent councillor, Moorsholm