This letter about surgeons and Brexit makes a very interesting point

Louis Dor
Wednesday 29 June 2016 15:00
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Brexit, a political movement nurtured by primarily one man for nearly 20 years, has affected the entire country.

While some have been searching for the reason as to why this happened (some concluding mad cow disease) others have looked to how this can be avoided in the future.

Maybe gambling the economy, the state of the union and your job on a plebiscite shouldn't be without serious consequences?

This is the gist of the argument a Times letter writer has contended, comparing the repercussions of politicians to those of surgeons.

It reads:

Sir,
If a surgeon performed an operation on a patient without fully informed consent, knowingly used inaccurate data about the likely outcome, and then had no idea how to proceed after the initial incision, they would be struck off the medical register and not allowed to practise further.
Isn't it time politicians too were held properly accountable for their individual actions?

-Tony Weetman, Emeritus professor of medicine, Sheffield

Picture: The Times

To be completely fair to the man, Cameron has resigned, so far the only major player to do so.

We're still waiting on any consequences for all the others.

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