It’s crazy for UK to go ahead with Brexit given pandemic crisis – Yorkshire Post

NewsOpinionLettersFrom: John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon, Shipley.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 11:50 am

IN 2017 I had operations for a hip and two knee replacements. This was elective surgery in that, between us, the NHS and I chose to do it. My conditions were not life-threatening,

If I had been suffering from acute appendicitis with the threat of peritonitis, the NHS would have given me emergency surgery. Not a matter of choice.

The Covid-19 pandemic is the worlds most severe crisis since the Second World War. Dealing with this has to be the top priority. Brexit is an elective issue we can choose to go ahead with it or we can choose, under changed circumstances, to give up on it.

It is absolutely crazy for the UK to go ahead with Brexit in current circumstances.

To wish to proceed, you would need to be a swivel-eyed ideologue or a self-promoting narcissist.

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It's crazy for UK to go ahead with Brexit given pandemic crisis - Yorkshire Post

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