Press pause on Brexit
THE country is faced with a Brexit black hole, with our political system being sucked in inexorably. Other urgent political issues are ignored and side-lined, as blinkered factions jockey for position.
The Tory Party, paralysed by toxic infighting, is dissolving before our eyes as Brexit extremists decamp to even more polarised parties.
Labour is reduced to a group of spectators, unwilling or unable to get involved, watching the destructive Tory civil war from a distance.
The pressure of deadlines is driving all this. Article 50 was triggered prematurely. Prudent, considered investigation, study and planning went out of the window.
There is only one way to bring back the political system to function normally, so that other, urgent issues, such as knife crime and the NHS, can be addressed: press the reset button and revoke Article 50.
No one on either side of the Brexit debate envisaged this mess. revoking Article 50 would be the only way to pull the Tory Party back from the brink, giving time and space for a more considered way forward.
Operating under sustained, relentless pressure is seldom productive. ANDREW MILROY, Trowbridge, Wilts.