WHO would have thought that the country would be in the appalling political mess we are currently wading about in?

And that just one word – Brexit – could make everyone groan, silently or otherwise.

It has joined the lexicon of B swear words that can offend, shock and irritate.

I am becoming increasingly inclined to swear myself at the incompetence and selfishness shown by our Westminster politicians and was particularly angered that the alternative suggestion of joining a customs union was rejected by just three votes on Monday night.

No, no, no, a customs union with the EU is the antithesis of the Referendum result.

The 17.4 million who voted to leave did so for a variety of reasons but being free to make our own trade deals with whichever country we want was high among them.

We would be in a worse situation than we were before if that is part of the withdrawal agreement and so in my book a ‘no deal’ is a much better option.

We didn’t actually vote for deal or no deal, we just voted to leave and the parliamentary shenanigans are betraying democracy.

This story has run and run for far too long and the moving of the goal posts makes you wonder if that was the establishment’s plan all along.

Voters have never been more alienated and the time for a new party to spring forth has never been greater.

PAUL NUTTALL North West MEP Brexit Party