Can anyone deny that Brexit has provoked our UK constitutional crisis, parliamentary paralysis and impending social and economic breakdown?

Although Brussels is often demonised as a symbol of profligate, unelected bureaucracy, it services 28 member nations with only ten per cent of the number of UK Civil Service appointees.

And it is actually trawling methods, not the Common Fisheries Policy, that are to blame for stock depletion and the depression of coastal communities.

While Justin Welby may seek consensus through a 100-strong Citizens’ Assembly, the simplest solution is for the silent, patriotic majority to exhort our leaders to revoke Article 50 well before Halloween.

Robin Kimmerling 

Stoke Gabriel, Devon

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