Letter to The Editor - He who sups with the Devil must have a long spoon
To The Australian Your editorial "Pragmatism needed on Brexit" (18/3) is ill-advised. What is needed on Brexit is honesty. Mrs May's proposed deal for leaving the EU has been widely criticised as a "false Brexit" that would not in fact give back to the British people their sovereignty unfettered. The UK would continue to be tied to the nefarious EU justice system which plainly tramples on the principle of free speech and is incompatible with traditional British liberties at law. The gradual absorption of Britain into the EU would continue. Brexiteers considering giving support to Mrs May's deal should remember the old adage: "He who sups with the Devil must have a long spoon." They should also heed the many warnings against compromise with tyranny given by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the European peoples' "Shakespeare of the Twentieth Century".
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic