Playground politics will overtake reason in the Brexit debate now

Theresa May
Theresa May

From: Colin Hill, Merton Court, Bexhill

Now that our Prime Minister has returned from her bruising encounter with the EU circle of ministers on the subject of Brexit we are about to enter the ‘My Dad’ pantomime of riposte and outrage.

Imagine two schoolboys in the school playground having a finger-jabbing argument about maturing masculine matters and one says to the other “My Dad is bigger than your dad so don’t mess with me”. I imagine that the superior dad has a mop of unruly blond hair.

The whole saga of the Brexit arguments and counter-arguments has moved along at a muddled pace with uncertain hopes of a solution mainly, in my opinion, because of an undeclared historical ‘them and us’ situation.

In the referendum I voted to leave, not for any emotive reasons of immigration and culture clashes but more to do with the shambolic make-up of the EU. It is unelected and uncontrolled with more than a suspicious addiction to life on the gravy train. Would you buy shares in a company that has not published its accounts for the past ten years?

I hope that our endeavours to leave this untidy and uncontrolled organisation is successful before too long and that we are left to get on with our own future. After all we’ve had a long history of being able to do just that very successfully.