LAST week’s article on Esther McVey’s stance on Brexit was the latest of several articles over the last three years and there have also been many letters published in the Opinion section.

She conveniently forgets or dismisses that Tatton voted more than 54 per cent for Remain.

She must have been aware of that when she accepted the Conservative nomination to stand for Parliament in 2017.

While I voted Remain, I respect the fact that the UK decided to leave. However, the concept of a ‘Hard Brexit’ does not appeal and I have grave concerns.

My concerns include bringing about an immediate ‘Hard Border’ in Ireland and the likely dispute with the EU which would seek a financial settlement and other concessions, many of which would be on the lines of those set out in Theresa May’s rejected deal.

Does Esther McVey really believe that the UK will be able to quickly negotiate more favourable trade deals with countries that already have trade deals in place with the EU, particularly while we are in dispute with the EU?

The existing EU agreements with these countries would almost certainly prohibit favourable deals.

It is disappointing that Esther McVey and other hard Brexiters are not setting out the implications of the Hard Brexit that they promote. We need a managed Brexit to enable the UK to build for its outside the EU future and to help bring together the people in the UK, which are currently so divided.

Scott Martin Knutsford