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Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5382 (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5382

Re: Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

I think the Editor has the right, indeed the duty, to propagate whatever it feels is right. Equally the Editor has the duty to publish all contrary evidence, contrary views.

This Brexit debate has shown, from the beginning, that the Brexiteers as well as the Remainers indulged in hyperbole, “ terminological inexectitudes” (Churchillian), “economy with the truth”.

I will refrain from accusing anyone of lying - that would be unparliamentary language.

So, please! Opponents of Dr Godlee, please pinpoint her errors.

I could see that the Pre-referendum debates were a charade. Public dis-informed.

I can see now that the debates now are unworthy of a mature democracy. Although Mr Speaker has been meticulous in preserving parliamentary traditions.

JK Anand

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 September 2019
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough, England