VERY soon the white flag will be up and we will be under starters orders for October 31, the date on which our Prime Minister has promised we will leave the EU.

If this happens on November 1 the sun will rise with most of us thinking that’s it, we are out, at last it’s over. Sadly, the only thing to be over will be this first part.

We are promised by our PM that once we are out Parliament can get on with the “bread and butter” issues – housing, education, NHS, police etc.

I feel these will remain as promises as Brexit in various forms will continue to suck the life out of these issues for many, many years to come sadly.

Terence Fineran, Darlington.