We must be prepared to walk away

Date: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Sir, As the EU continues to be intransigent over Brexit negotiations, the British Government should be fully prepared to walk away with no deal rather than agree to a bad deal.

The Government would certainly have the support of the British people. According to a new Sky Data poll, a large majority of the public believes that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.

A massive 74 per cent. agree that the country should walk away rather than accept a bad, “punishment” deal. Just 26 per cent. think “any deal is better than no deal”.

While it is to be hoped that the UK and EU negotiating teams will reach a deal that benefits both sides, it is vital that we should be prepared to walk away without a deal if necessary.

If, because of EU bullying, the UK and EU agree to a bad deal, then Britain will be saddled with the terms of the deal for decades. Yours etc,

JEFFREY HAVELOCK

Browfield Close,

Glenridding.