Theresa May and the three baskets

 

Sir, – We learned recently that Theresa May has proposed a “three baskets” approach to Brexit (“May reveals ‘three basket’ model of managed regulatory divergence”, News, February 23rd). The first sounds like the agreed picnic basket brimming with good food and bottles filled with bonhomie and entente cordiale. The second might be considered the bread basket of shared goals, petit pains, and baguettes. The third might be the wastepaper basket required for the collection of all those EU regulations that are no longer required by the UK. – Yours, etc,

CLARE BALFE,

Dublin 7.

A chara, – So Britain is not just a basket case. It’s now a three-basket case. – Yours, etc,

PATRICK NOLAN,

Waterford.

Sir, – Three baskets diverged in a wintery Brexit. – Yours, etc,

MARY BYRNE,

Bray, Co Wicklow.

Sir – “Three baskets outside Ebbing, near Newry”, directed by Theresa May, a certainty for next year’s Bafta awards? – Yours, etc,

TERRY PATTISON,

Dún Laoghaire,

Co Dublin.