Brexit deal leaves finance and services in lurch – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Roger Backhouse, Upper Poppleton, York.

This was Boris Johnson setting out Britain's trade deal with the EU on Christmas Eve.

DESPITE hype in some sections of the press, there is little to celebrate in the deal just announced in Brussels.

The deal on fishing still leaves EU nations with substantial access to British waters, and more important, it appears to say little about finance and services.

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This is an area where British firms have done well in Europe and remain in danger of losing badly. Finance and services are far more important for employment and income than fishing.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says his party will back the Brexit trade deal. Are they right to do so?

Whilst some details are yet to emerge, MPs will be right to subject it to forensic scrutiny and if need be vote it out.

From: John Hall, Leeds.

BORIS Johnson and Brexit have taken a great stride towards wrecking the home of a once-great empire. Northern Ireland is in a separate union with the South which is something a moderate majority might decide to formalise, while belief in Scottish independence seems as strong as ever.

From: Michael Mycroft, Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering.

Will Boris Johnson's trade deal be good for Britain?

WELL done Prime Minister, and Nigel Farage, you should be given the highest accolade in the land. 
At last I am no longer a European but British and English, the highest compliment.

From: Richard Wilson, chair, Leeds for Europe.

IF Labour MPs hand Boris Johnson their votes on Wednesday, they will be foolishly putting all of their trust in a Prime Minister who has shown time and time again that he cannot be trusted.

From: Peter Rickaby, Selby.

DR John Sentamu, a man of great intellect, retired Archbishop of York, must be feeling somewhat embarrassed being asked to join the largest most expensive overcrowded “care home” in the country – the House of Lords.

One can only feel sympathy, him having to sit and listen to hot air propounded by dozens of nondescript ex-politicians whose careers are littered with nothing but expensive failures, which have cost the nation billions.

From: Terry Palmer, Hoyland, Barnsley.

WHAT the hell is Boris Johnson playing at? Not satisfied with an already bulging House of Lords, he continues filling it up more with more political peerages with the help, believe it or not, of Sir Keir Starmer.

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