SURELY the border between Northern and southern Ireland is purely the EU’s problem.

It is the one who wants to put taxes on goods etc. With trading agreements with the rest of the world, we would be in a very commanding position in the event of a no deal.

I suggest a look at the way Cyprus seems to successfully overcome its divisions, with one side a Euro economy and the other one being more or less multicurrency.

Alec Telford, Darlington

THE EU has just to agree to continue its free trade agreement with the UK after Brexit and the Irish Border problem does not occur.

I remember that the free trade agreement was the thing that I voted for 40 years ago, as it is beneficial to all of us. At that time, of course, it was just the European common market.

RW Alexander, Darlington