Of course Boris Johnson won’t admit he did anything wrong – how do you think he got to No 10?

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Sunday 29 September 2019 17:03 BST
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Boris Johnson defends use of 'surrender act' on Andrew Marr

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Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

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It is hardly surprising that Boris Johnson denies wrongdoing over his various missteps.

For him and others of a similar background, the law appears to exist as something to serve him and his interests, and digression is simply something which happens to other and lesser people.

No amount of spin can turn him into anything other than an arrogant opportunist whose blinkered self determination is taking the United Kingdom into the gutter where only he and his fellow charlatans belong.

Matt Minshall​
Norfolk

Where’s the Brexit deal?

On the Andrew Marr Show, the prime minister went on ad nauseam about the “Surrender Act” and how it made the UK’s negotiating position more difficult. In the next breath he stated that “our friends in Europe” are fed up with Brexit and want it over. They don’t want a reluctant and recalcitrant member to remain. Surely that would mean that negotiating a deal would be easier?

Maurizio Moore
Brentwood

One-policy party

In the past, it was the big parties who accused the SNP of being a one-policy party. Now with their “get Brexit done” slogan, it seems the Tories could be also so accused.

G Forward
Stirling

The danger of deregulation

The article on Elon Musk and his email suggesting “employees who chose to join a union would give up company-paid stock options” is a stark reminder of why leaving the EU is a step back for the rights of workers.

While a lot of the EU rhetoric at the moment is about trade, our focus is dangerously lacking on the inevitable deregulation that will occur. A situation that will allow the shadowy leaders of businesses to exploit and further line their pockets to the detriment of a more civilised and social culture. Sadly, the people who will suffer most will be the lower paid in our society, those that have already been conveniently exploited and rallied to blame the EU and immigration for their current situation while those with the real power are clapping their hands in glee.

Laura Dawson
Harpenden

The BBC should apologise

I am absolutely appalled at the decision of the BBC in censuring Naga Munchetty for expressing her deep felt feelings about remarks by Donald Trump, ie telling congresswomen of colour to go back to where they came from. I hoped this kind of behaviour went out at the end of the Second World War with the fall of the Nazi regime. This is all part of the polarisation in Britain that has erupted due to the Brexit situation. And I feel that the BBC should apologise to Munchetty. If they do not, they risk being labelled ignorant to the feelings of people who have suffered prejudice.

Malcolm Jacks
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