There can be little doubt, as the clock ticks down to March 29, that the most pressing and important question facing us as a nation is the vexed and toxic issue of Brexit.

You would have thought that after more than two and a half years we would have some clarity on the matter.

But no. With less that 50 days until the fateful event, we still don't know if we are crashing out of the European Union on WTO terms, or with Theresa May's red line-ridden deal or some kind of fudged Customs Union deal with Labour's backing.

The problem of the border with Ireland hasn't been resolved and there are a host of other questions still to be answered.

And maybe, just maybe, there will be a sudden and dramatic about turn, the government rescinds Article 50 and we all pretend it never happened.

So what about at a local level?

What do people in Warrington think? And what have our two Labour MPs got to say about Brexit?

Campaign groups in support of Brexit and those opposed to it have sprung up in the town. They have obviously felt so strongly about the issue they've even taken to the streets of Warrington to make their feelings known.

Surely then they would jump at the opportunity to take part in a public debate to air their views.

Well apparently not.

The Warrington Guardian, I am led to believe, tried to organise a Brexit debate. The venue was sorted out and two Remainers agreed to be on the panel, one was a Warrington for Europe member and the other was Labour councillor Dan Price.

(Well done Dan. I know I have been critical of you in the past but I doff my metaphorical hat to you for putting your head above the parapet on this one.)

But the real problem came with the Leavers – Warrington for Brexit and Warrington Ukip.

Remarkably, no one wanted to take part. Why I wonder?

I thought they would jump at the chance to tell us all why our lives are going to be immeasurably improved when we leave the EU. Surely they now have the roadmap to the sunlit uplands we have been promised and would delight in sharing their vision.

Why didn't they want to list all those EU rules they don't like that we won't have to follow in a couple of months.

And they could have shared all the super trade deals we are about to complete.

I also would have thought they would relish the opportunity to tell us just why ending freedom of movement is so great, why the government is stockpiling drugs and bodybags (oh yes bodybags, there's a cheerful thought), why the Army is on standby in the case of civil unrest and about how the country is going to rise above the forecast 10 per cent fall in GDP and the plummeting value of the pound.

Oh how I'm looking forward to those sunlit uplands, a blue passport and parliamentary sovereignty.

Just a pity no one from Warrington's Leavers is prepared to share their vision.

And what of our MPs. Neither Faisal Rashid nor Helen Jones wanted to take part so I guess we are just going to have to guess what their views are.

Sitting on the fence can be an uncomfortable position.

I received a somewhat strange social media post from Warrington Council this week, sort of explaining the difference between capital spending and revenue spending.

Capital spending, it says, is like a mortgage and is used for investments while revenue spending is for the day to day stuff.

I suspect this is an attempt to justify the council's level of indebtedness after significant borrowing.

OK, I'll go along with it. Buying Birchwood Park may prove to be a smart move for the council because it will generate income.

But borrowing to spend £3.2 million on the Bewsey and Dallam Hub seems ill-advised in these times of austerity.