There is still an al­ter­na­tive

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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