SIR – Many readers of Worcester News are in favour of Brexit.

Do they ever wonder why many extremely rich people such as Aaron Banks, Sir Richard Dyson, William Rees-Mogg and many other billionaires pumped millions into the leave campaign?

These people are not known for throwing their money around recklessly without an ulterior motive.

Could I suggest to your readers that the UK billionaires’ attraction to Brexit and their keenness to get out before the end of 2019, has something to do with the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive which is due to come into force in the UK on January 1 2020?

This directive makes it a lot harder for members of any EU country to use the various tax avoidance schemes the the extremely rich use to avoid paying tax.

They do not give a fig for the damage done to the ordinary person. They do not give a fig for a border in Ireland and all the other downsides of Brexit.

They are OK whatever and are able to minimise their tax liabilities but must stop this directive at all costs.

They have co-opted Boris Johnson as a figure that is easily manipulated due to his raging ambition and his ability to lie with impunity.

I am asking your ordinary readers who favour leaving the EU to think.

Just why did the billionaires sink millions in the Brexit campaign?

Terry James

Drakes Broughton