THE post-Brexit paradox is that the only way we can all unite for a stronger Britain means growing further apart through greater devolution of powers from Westminster to Edinburgh and Cardiff.

As government ministers have already made it clear that they will otherwise take more power for themselves, this will be the only way to avoid Supreme Court judges having to rule on disputes between the different administrations over the repatriation of EU law to the UK government.

Given the almost total lack of any effective opposition to Brexit in the Commons, it’s clear that our parliamentary democracy has become so sclerotic that only a new constitutional settlement which gives more powers to the devolved governments can hold the UK together and give us back the control we need to achieve a more prosperous, more inclusive and fairer Britain.

Margaret Phelps

Raisdale Gardens