Call a truce
We are more than two years into Brexit negotiations and are left with only a matter of weeks to have an agreement with the EU in place, and the Government has succeeded in providing a plan which is unacceptable to its own MPS, Parliament in general and voters of either persuasion.
We have a former minister pontificating that it does not matter if Brexit was correct or wrong for the country, we just have to get on with it more or less irrespective of the consequences.
The Brexiteers’ main prize of a new trade deal with the USA has been trashed by Donald Trump. Due to the lack of provision for services representing 80 per cent of the economy the now ironically named Lloyds of London is setting up subsidiaries in Brussels to be “at the heart of Europe” and is being joined by other insurers and banks.
We are told that there are plans to stockpile foodstuffs, airfields are being considered for lorry parking for Dover, and generators are being acquired to provide emergency back up for electricity currently supplied from Ireland and mainland Europe.
Is this really 2018 or have we travelled back in time? We need at least to call a truce in order to agree some form of acceptable consensus or, preferably, abandon the entire project and concentrate on the real ills of this country, including underfunded NHS and social care, austerity, inequality and rising numbers in poverty, to name a few.
It seems that despite the wheels having already come off the duplicitous red bus the passengers are determined to career on into the brick wall.
Player Green Livingston, West Lothian