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Let Brexit continue until its absurdity becomes obvious to all but a hard core of Leaver fruitcakes

05 January, 2018

• LIKE Martin Plaut (Brexit has hit Christmas shoppers, December 21) I am a Remoaner, I even display an EU flag in an upstairs front window.

However, I do not think the time has yet come for Labour to lead a campaign against Brexit, as he suggests. While most Labour Party members voted Remain, very many of its voters voted Leave, motivated by grievances not caused by our EU membership and which our departure from the EU will not address.

If Brexit is to be avoided, these people will have to be made to realise they made a mistake and the way to do that is to let Brexit continue until its absurdity becomes obvious to all but a hard core of Leaver fruitcakes.

Labour’s tactic of sitting back and letting the Conservatives tear themselves apart is, for now, the right one. Things will have to get much worse before they can get better.

I add, in the interests of transparency, that I am a member of the Green Party but do not claim to speak for it.

STEPHEN HORNE
Romilly Road, N4

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