Negotiations to finally complete our exit from the EU in December are conducted by dedicated teams, both here and in the EU, completely separate from any dealing with the virus, which has no effect on the negotiations. The end result will depend on goodwill from both sides but currently the EU unfairly wish to retain free access to all our fish.

Chris Summer (Delay leaving the EU, Opinion, May 14) is correct that most EU rules were made when we were full members but he forgets that our vote share in the Parliament was less than ten per cent so we were continually overruled.

It is a pity that he resorts to class and envy politics in making his case.

Michael McGough

Wellfields, Loughton