I could scarcely believe my eyes when I read Jacob Rees-Mogg’s comment that not imposing post-Brexit checks on imports from the EU (postponed for a fourth time) would “save” the UK £1bn (from the consequences of his own government’s actions). Yet this self-revelation (Report, April 29) is merely one aspect of the whole Brexit exercise. According to our top non-governmental experts — if I may put their findings backwards — not doing Brexit at all would have saved us cumulative losses of £87bn a year in gross domestic product and £32bn a year in lost inland revenue (something the crafty Brexiter chancellor Rishi Sunak never mentions). In the past two months or so we have all become experts on sanctions against Russia. It’s time more people realised that, led by Boris Johnson, our own government has in effect been imposing broad and deeply damaging sanctions on the British population since 2016 by means of Brexit. Anyone who votes for this pack of loonies again must be gaga.