A sense of history on Brexit anniversary
Today marks the third anniversary of our leaving the EU and, simultaneously, the 90th anniversary of Hitler’s first full day as chancellor. The Germans who voted for him needed 12 years and a national catastrophe to realise they had been lied to. We can only hope that it does not take as long or as much in this country.
• Anand Menon needs to get a sense of history in his piece on the EU ((Brexit was meant to be ‘done’, but in 2023 UK-EU harmony will still be a distant dream, 24 January). Let’s be 40 years out after 40 years in, then decide on the real benefits of being a self-governing country that took a democratic decision.
• Another reason to love Radio 3 (Letters, 25 January): without ever compromising the BBC’s impartiality rules, they remind us daily that we are Europeans.
• I hope that when the MP for North East Somerset is on TV (Jacob Rees-Mogg to host own chatshow on GB News, 26 January), people keep popping into his parliamentary office to leave notes saying “Sorry you were out when I visited. I look forward to seeing you in the office very soon.”
• “Egrets, they had a few” in the print-edition headline on your article about bird numbers being boosted by wildlife-friendly farming (25 January) is up there with “Tirana boom today”.
• Surely team HMRC must be first in line for an award under a Labour government (Nadhim Zahawi sacked as Tory party chair over tax affairs, 29 January)?