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Hard Brexit made easier by virus

April 2, 2020 3:52 PM
By Dr Peter Hirst in Congleton Chronicle

Dear Sir,

While not in any way suggesting that the current government is in any way responsible for climate change or Covid 19, though it does share its part in the former it is easy to see how diversionary tactics might favour a hard Brexit, something apparently favoured by it.

It is challenging enough as your editorial and Margaret Brown's letter in last week's Chronicle show to keep up with developments in one of these fields.

What is increasingly clear is that it will be easier for it, the government to achieve what they were after all along, a no deal or hard Brexit with these issues competing for the electorate and media's attention.

We must maintain our fight against climate change while dealing with the apparently more serious global pandemic.

Both would be easier if we had voted to remain in the EU; something perhaps even the most ardent Brexiteer is beginning to realise.

Is it too much to expect the great British public to see through this mist of deception, realise that they made a mistake voting for Brexit and oust this government at the earliest opportunity and bring in an administration that can cope with these turbulent times?

Yours sincerely,

Dr Peter Hirst

Chair of Congleton Liberal Democrats