I’VE had many letters published in Hear All Sides, but have never entered the political debate.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my opinions and beliefs but just don’t have the facts and or correct information to back them up.

HAS provides a platform for people from all sides to make their opinions known.

I would suggest though that like me they don’t have the full facts at hand, so they remain opinions.

Some people are asking for a people’s vote.

Can I remind them, that’s how we got here.

A few weeks ago, I was asked if I would like another general election.

I answered no, as I did not think it was in anybody’s best interests.

However, after further thought I am thinking differently. My thoughts now are that this is the only answer.

Have an election with hopefully an outright winner who can then go on and deliver their manifesto, whatever it may be.

We would need divine intervention if we had another hung parliament.

So, let’s try it and see. I for one want Brexit and austerity over. Bring on new beginnings.

Alan Barrass, Shildon