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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waits to greet Prime Minister of Estonia Juri Ratas (unseen) outside his Lonon residence ahead of their meeting in 10 Downing Street, central London, Britain, 06 August 2019. Reports state that the two heads of state will discuss bilateral Estonian-British relations, including cooperation in the defense and security policy field, as well as cyber-cooperation and other EU-related matters.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mets with Prime Minister of Estonia Juri Ratas, London, United Kingdom - 06 Aug 2019
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The opening paragraph of the letter from D R Myddelton (August 15) and its reference to an “unelected prime minister” surely contains a misunderstanding of the point in the last paragraph of your editorial. None of the prime ministers he mentions was confronted by such a devastatingly awful and difficult problem as that which now confronts Boris Johnson (except Churchill, who was faced with a totally different task), and which currently risks not being solved in accordance with the wishes of the electorate, and of not “giving the public a second chance to weigh the multiple benefits of remaining in the 28-nation bloc on the UK’s existing, highly advantageous terms”.

Malcolm Spence
London WC1, UK

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