In his rush to rubbish the EU/UK trade deal Chris Sumner misses the ‘elephant in the room’ , Covid. The deal is favourable, the best obtainable but not finalised.

We get no fish back for at least five years, the Irish situation will be renegotiated in four years and the whole treaty in five years.

Whether intentional or not this gives remainers the opportunity at the next general election to campaign to rejoin the EU and more senior remainers than him are already planning to do so.

All those committed to Brexit must be on their guard in the next few years.

Michael McGough

Wellfields, Loughton