SIR - I was discussing with a friend the steps being taken by Mrs May’s government to cut our ties with the EU.

We both speculated on a scenario where a film screenwriter had attempted to devise a plot about some government plumbing the depths of ineptitude.

If our writer simply recorded what has happened in the UK since June 23 in relation to Brexit, and used that as the storyline, commissioning film companies would have simply batted away the script as beyond belief.

Put another way - “you could not make it up”.

I would add – it is high time that Brexiteers engaged in a bit of intellectual honesty. I warn them, in the next 12 months reality will break in and they will be forced to acknowledge both the cost and the futility of their project.

John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon