IT IS A POLITICAL debate that has been both electrifying and utterly tedious.

Should the UK leave the EU with a deal, without a deal, or not leave at all?

Now, a student at the Chippendale International School of Furniture, between Haddington and Gifford, has turned the Brexit debate into a talking point piece of furniture.

Stephen Barr, originally from Northern Ireland but now living in Edinburgh, has crafted a two-door ‘Strong and Stable Brexit Cabinet’ in walnut and Japanese ash.

On one door it depicts the Union flag, while the other features the EU’s stars.

There is also a deliberate gap between the outer walnut structure of the cabinet and its ash inner, representing the gaps between opinion on the vexed Brexit question.

Stephen intends to set up in business as a fine furniture designer in West Lothian after graduation this month.

Each year, the Chippendale school takes in some 26 students from around the world on its professional course.

Stephen’s Strong and Stable Brexit Cabinet will be shown, alongside work from all the graduating students, at a public Exhibition and Sale of Work at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh on Monday (noon-8pm) and Tuesday (10am-8pm).