Mr Leckey asserts that the EU referendum was won with 'a very significant majority to leave'.

In fact, the vote was 51.9% against 48.1%, a majority of 2.8% in a 72% turn-out.

If that's what he calls 'a very significant majority', I doubt many people would trust his judgment on anything else.

He quotes hostile remarks by Jean-Paul Juncker and Donald Tusk.

As their terms of office expired at the end of the last parliament they have been replaced.

What does it matter if some previous office-holder was hostile? He's no longer there.

Michel Barnier saw the question of the Irish Border as a means of challenging Britain's proposals to leave. So did the rest of us Remainers.

Because of the Good Friday Agreement it is not possible to re-erect a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, leaving as the only solution a customs barrier down the middle of the Irish Sea.

Is that practical, while still trying to claim that Northern Ireland is just as much an integral part of the United Kingdom as Wales, Scotland and England?

I leave it to readers' judgment as to which of us knows more about the subject.

Martin Kyrle

Chandler's Ford