One thing the government seems to have overlooked all along in its assumption that the EU has just as much to lose as we do in the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit is that each of the 27 EU countries will only suffer one twenty-seventh of UK's pain!

When they've divided up the spoils between them, they'll hardly notice the difference especially with no Channel to cross. Meanwhile 'back at the ranch-house', a grinning Liam Fox has just arrived back from the Faroe Islands waving a contract. I hope your readers enjoy salmon since that's what we'll all be eating soon - three times a day!

Talk about a bunch of no-hopers !

Mike Joslin