Hugh Goodacre (Letters, February 13) proposes to kill Brexit column inches by insisting contributors are prevented from restating that repeated already.

Can I make a broader proposal that will even more drastically reduce the time taken on Brexit in parliament and the media. Namely, that MPs, think-tank representatives, journalists and interviewers are required to pass a test as to the accuracy of their basic knowledge of the operation of the EU, European Economic Area, European Free Trade Association, the Canada/EU free trade agreement and the World Trade Organization before they can participate further.

While the test is being devised and applied, could coverage be restricted to the one voice systematically sidelined to date (thereby passing Mr Goodacre’s originality test), which made the effort to understand all these things in advance and publish a pragmatic and detailed plan for Brexit. Namely, the pro-EFTA/EEA Leave campaigners whose advice, if followed, would have made Brexit boring, widely accepted, economically neutral and — by now — almost done.

Julian Boswall
St Brides-super-Ely,
Vale of Glamorgan, UK

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