‘Festival of Brexit’ is by its very nature divisive

Ek find your editorial (29 Maart) on the “festival of Brexit” staggering. If we are celebrating Brexit, where does it put the majority of people in Northern Ireland and Scotland who voted against the economic disaster that they are now mired in? What exactly do they have to celebrate? This is about appealing to the Tory heartlands and ignoring the rest of the UK. The comparison with the Festival of Britain is ludicrous, since Brexit has created massive divisions throughout the UK, which wasting vast amounts of taxpayers money to celebrate will not assuage, only exacerbate.

Since this government treats every expenditure as an opportunity to corruptly benefit its allies, donors and friends, we can expect that to be a prominent part of the Brexi celebrations. Renaming it the “Festival for the end of the United Kingdom” would be more appropriate.
John Cookson
Bournemouth, Dorset

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