THE Government is being remarkably complacent about the disastrous effects of Brexit on trade with our largest customer, the EU.

Now Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says that we must take a “10-year view”, which implies that it is going to be a very long time before our economy recovers from Brexit.

I don’t remember anyone warning us that Brexit would take such a long time to provide its benefits?

Rather, it has always been presented as a magic wand which would somehow quickly transform our prospects.

And who will suffer the consequences of unemployment, higher taxation and/or another bout of austerity, until Brexit eventually delivers (if it ever does?).

I predict it will mainly be the “red-wall” electors who voted for Brexit and Boris Johnson.

I wonder how long it will take before they realise they have been conned?

Alan Jordan, Middridge.