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Matt Ridley's suggestion

For people following the ongoing Brexit saga, I thought this blog post by Matt Ridley from a couple of weeks ago that I just noticed is quite amusing:

Matt Ridley

The blog post takes the form of an imaginary, tongue-in-cheek letter from PM Theresa May to the EU which articulates a number of sarcastic points. Ridley has come up with the creative suggestion of funding the extra £20 billion that we have to pay the EU in order to get a trade deal with them out of the UK's international aid budget. This seems appropriate, as the sort of person who is keen on a 'soft Brexit' tends to be enthusiastic about handing out international aid.