There is still an alternative
Sir, – I feel obliged to comment on the actions of the prime minister regarding the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
It should really be called the May withdrawal agreement as the PM is the only person who now sees it as inevitable and the best deal we can get.
It has been rejected by many in her own party, by the opposition in Westminster and by the Scottish Parliament and – of course – the DUP.
Yet instead of listening to everyone and taking on board the concerns of the many, Mrs May attempts to body swerve all the opposition and create a people strategy.
This entails “talking directly” to the public on a national tour with the mantra that not only is this the best deal but the only deal on the table.
The outcome of all this is that Theresa May hopes to get this flawed withdrawal agreement through parliament.
It is an agreement that satisfies no one, appeals to the perceived fatigue of the public, a business sector that receives lukewarm certainties and worst of all implies all will be well for the Northern Irish, fisheries and Gibraltar.
After more than two years why are we in this situation?
Thankfully we in Scotland have a real alternative not available to the rest of the UK.
Why, independence of course. Dan Wood. Charles Melvin Grdns, Kirriemuir.