SIR - For 30 years I was a schoolteacher. As such I did not see my job as validating error.

Sir Keir Starmer is being urged to make peace with those former Labour voters who in 2016 voted “Leave” and who have not subsequently shifted their Brexit positions. Many of these voters now either vote Conservative or not at all. Should Sir Keir now sympathise with these ex-supporters, and show that he understands their thinking - or maybe go even further and indicate that he now aligns his own thinking with theirs?

My own answer to that question would be a resounding “NO” .

Brexit was always a bad idea and week by week the evidence piles up in shedloads that leaving the EU was the worst policy decision in over 100 years. This may not be the perception of those who get their news from that large section of our press that is grossly biased to the point of dishonesty.

What a large swathe of our electorate need is a big dose of self honesty. They have allowed themselves to be duped.

If Jonathan Swift were to rewrite his most famous novel and place it in the current UK he might entitle it “Gullibles' Travels”.

John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon