Negotiating Britain leaving the European Union is proving costly, complicated and uncertainty over advantage of a future outside the Union.

Brexiteers fought from their corner with empty platitudes. Their nationalistic rhetoric sounded good when aimed at swaying emotion, by envisioning a return to Britain's glorious past. Nationalism and patriotism became confused. A patriot loves his country and is realistic of its relationship with other counties This does not mean he doesn't want the best for his country but is rational as to what is the best and how to obtain it.

Two years on from the referendum, would those who voted to leave and in the face of reality and clarity, vote in a similar way? The answer can only come from holding another referendum. It would be remarkable if the result remained the same.

Edward Davies