OH PLEASE, spare us the interminable pompous drivel from Richard Drax (column 15 March); “..destroy our proud island history.....subjugate us to its will....” utter rubbish! Once again he blames everyone else for the failure to achieve the extreme and calamitous hard Brexit which he wants - and now apparently there is a “conspiracy” to stop Brexit. Err, no... the reason Brexit hasn’t happened, is that zealots like you Richard, are unwilling to compromise - to come to a middle ground position which, though not ideal, is the best overall deal achievable. That’s what politicians are supposed to do - and to his credit - that is what Oliver Letwin is trying to achieve.

Mark Gugan