SIR - Five years after the 2016 referendum not surprisingly very few who voted “Remain” would wish to change their choice if asked to vote again today. What is perhaps surprising is that a lower percentage but still significant of “Leavers” would stick with their original decision despite the shedload of evidence that has emerged that Brexit is a disaster.

One is reminded of the comment from Mark Twain: “It is easier to fool the people than to persuade the people they have been fooled”.

Too many Leave voters lack the intellectual honesty to reappraise their original decision and change it. They “double down” rather than admit they got it wrong.

A poll by John Curtice of people who did not vote in 2016 - for example young people who have since joined the electoral register – makes interesting reading. These people carry no “baggage” from the past. By 2:1 a majority would choose to rejoin the EU if given the chance.

John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace Baildon, Shipley. Chair of Bradford for Europe