Belief in Brexit
SIR – The flaw in Christian Froggatt’s analogy – that he and his wife don’t believe in Father Christmas, yet deliver gifts to their children on his behalf every year (Letters, October 12) – is that he and his wife are loyal to the concept, even though it is fictitious.
Nigel Farage’s criticism of the Prime Minister is based upon fact. During a pre-election speech in June this year, Theresa May said: “You can only deliver Brexit if you believe in Brexit.”
When asked recently on LBC about how she would vote on Brexit now, her response led many to believe that she does not believe in it. Eddie Hooper
SIR – Brexit: cometh the hour, cometh the man (woman).
Where the hell is he (she)? Philip Congdon
La Bastide-d’engras, Gard, France
SIR – Since the EU referendum, our company’s non-eu sales have risen from 4.6 per cent to 19 per cent of our annual turnover – which has also grown by a quarter.
It is high time the Treasury caught up with Britain’s small exporters – we are not only ready for a “no deal” Brexit, we are looking forward to it. Peter H Jackson
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
SIR – Imagine if the EU negotiators were car dealers:
EU: “So you wish to purchase a car? Please give me €40,000.”
UK: “But what will I get for my money? What size is the car? Will it be automatic or manual? New or second-hand?”
EU: “Give us the money now and then we will talk about it.”
If the customer paid upfront, he would get a seven-year-old Peugot 207. Steve Cartridge
SIR – For major changes to happen in an organisation there has to be enough of a disturbance to galvanise people into action – what is usually described as a “burning platform” situation. Healthy organisations will act accordingly.
The proposed Brexit transition period is simply another form of procrastination, giving opportunity for Remainers to sabotage the process. It is counterproductive and to be regretted. Dr Peter Grey