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Letters: Britain can’t keep negotiating with an EU that refuses to compromise

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A man walks past the EU and Union flags of anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London
A man walks past the EU and Union flags of anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London Credit: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/TOLGA AKMEN/AFP

SIR – The EU’s attitude to negotiations is clear: it tells you what to do and you get on with it. So is Leo Varadkar’s: he knows that if he continues to play hardball the EU will reward him with Northern Ireland.

This makes the abject Surrender Act redundant, as the EU will not budge and Britain must not cast Northern Ireland adrift.

There is no point in extending Article 50 if there can be no compromise.

Charles Penfold
Ulverston, Cumbria

 

SIR – Am I alone in finding it neither ethical nor moral to try to force someone to do something that they do not believe in and do not wish to do, especially when what they are being forced to do is against the majority view of the population?

I have no...

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