WE are now seeing the benefits of being in the EU just as we prepare to lose them.

We daily hear of preparations for Brexit such as stockpiling trauma packs, that medications will begin to run out after first six weeks, that many finance jobs have already been relocated to other EU countries, with more actively planning the move.

I understand from the national news that schools have been told by the Department of Education that they must be ‘flexible’ in delivering school dinners if there are food shortages, and that the Government is preparing for civil unrest.

The EU has offered a carrot, ruling that we have the power to cancel Article 50.

In this case we could continue membership with our current privileged status while working together with other nations to develop and improve the European Union from within and tackle the other big issues of our time together.

M Kendall