SIR – The scientist Albert Einstein once said: ‘If I could do it all again I would be a plumber’.

I suppose former Prime Minister David Cameron must be thinking something similar given that he lost his job after failing to convince the public of the merits of staying in Europe.

Day in, day out we witness the pro and antis of Europe going at it like two ferrets in a sack, the politicians who created this mess didn’t have a clue about what they were letting this country in for. A bit of light relief was brought to the proceedings by those who marched in London calling for a second referendum carrying placards such as ‘Oh to be in Europe now that Trump is here’.

Now leading figures in Europe are saying it will cost the UK £50bn to leave – this must be the most expensive divorce on record. Didn’t we sign a pre-nuptial agreement?

John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade