I WAS one of the large contingent of Salisbury people who attended the march in London on October 20 seeking a second referendum. The numbers were staggering and we never reached Parliament Square such was the crush of people.

I was disappointed, but not surprised, by Mr Glen's opposition to a second referendum despite the many problems which have come to light with the first (View from the Commons, October 25). The scandal of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data being misused to influence opinion on a massive scale is just one example. Another is the electoral irregularities and overspending resulting in fines for some of the pro-Brexit campaigners. The phoney promise of more money for the NHS has been comprehensively discredited. Mr Glen's colleague, Boris Johnson's claim that the EU can 'go whistle' for the divorce bill has turned out to be around £39 billion. Some whistle.

We were told the whole process was going to be easy yet hardly a week goes by without some major problem or issue emerging. Were the people who voted to leave told that a 14 mile lorry park would be necessary in Kent? Were they told that the prospects for young people will be diminished because they will be excluded from educational programmes? Were they aware we would be progressively excluded from EU research programmes? Then there is the Irish border problem still seemingly intractable with only five months to go.

And we do not hear much these days about the 'Brexit dividend'.

With the collapse of the Chequers plan, the inept negotiations over the past two years, the broken promises, the Cambridge Analytica scandal and voting irregularities, a second referendum is a necessity. The march was a clear statement of that wish.

Peter Curbishley

Great Durnford