RECENTLY a friend of mine thought I was being a little harsh on the Echo when I described the paper in one of my letters as being anti-Brexit.

Fast forward to Friday, August 16, 2019 with the Echo allowing another full page anti-Brexit rant by Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson.

This time under the heading “The distraction of freeports”.

Once again the readers are told the likes of Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage are wealthy enough to survive after we leave the EU.

But Phil, they are only acting on behalf of the 17.4 million who voted to leave.

When I cast my vote, I wasn’t aware of a deal or no deal I just wanted a clean break from the EU on the four points which were much publicised.

I have to admit I didn’t imagine how difficult the EU would make it for the UK.

They do, however, have £350m to lose a week. The support they have received from those opposed to carrying out the democratic vote has certainly supported them.

To even things up the Echo should produce another full page spread – this time by Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor.

I’m sure he has spoken on the topic before but perhaps a reminder is needed or an update.

Regretfully I guess he will be too wealthy for Phil Wilson to be happy.

The only people to blame for the uncertainty that exists in the UK at the moment are those who will not accept the democratic vote of 2016.

Mike Taylor, Darlington