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I realise it is difficult to form any coherent policy when the government is either unwilling or unable to come up with one. But I do hope readers will favour one that encourages the maintenance of the existing open borders for trade with Europe, rather than a return to the nightmare involved in shipping and customs to and from the Continent, which some of us remember existing before we joined the EU.

Anthony Phillips

Leafield, Oxfordshire