Sir, Iain Martin asks what would be the point of all the upheaval over Brexit if we are not going to diverge much from the EU to improve the nation’s prospects (“How the Brexit dividend can become reality”, June 3). This makes the assumption of course that greater divergence can lead only to better prospects. Yet attempts to diverge from the EU by ignoring its rules and binning EU paperwork relating to goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland, or by simply imposing extensions to “grace periods” in the absence of any proper solution, does not seem to have done much for the prospects of those people most directly affected.
Shoreham-by-Sea, W Sussex
Sir While I can’t agree on all the