We must move forward with optimism after Brexit — and should not fear the unknown

Nothing to fear

Just before the Referendum, the Treasury said a Leave vote would send us “into a year-long recession”. The Bank of England said a Brexit vote would increase unemployment. Oops!

And yet, despite being so wrong then, both organisations are dusting off the old Armageddon scenarios in a naked attempt to get the PM’s deal through Parliament.

We don’t dispute that a clean break from Brussels could be chaotic. But the idea that one of the world’s largest economies is suddenly going to become a basket case is for the birds.

Attempts to scare the public with forecasts as reliable as a Northern Rail train patronise voters. There was more to the historic 2016 vote than the economy.

Like sovereignty.

Control of our borders, so Britain’s historic openness can be balanced with delivering public services.

Security, which senior figures warn is under threat even under Theresa May’s in-out, hokey-cokey deal.

We firmly believe that this country will continue to prosper without onerous EU red tape and have the ability to trade freely with the world.

If the Government prepares us properly for a clean break, there is nothing to be scared of.

Bully for EU

THE sheer arrogance of the EU’s leaders never ceases to amaze.

Now Brussels’ top mandarin Martin Selmayr has boasted to diplomats that he holds all the power in UK-EU negotiations. This after he said our price for leaving was losing Northern Ireland.

Selmayr, an unelected supercrat whose head has swollen to such proportion he is in danger of a neck injury, should not be in his job. He was shoe-horned into the role in a scandalous process that even the EU has slammed.

The worst thing about his pronouncement is that, if Mrs May’s hated backstop is the basis for future negotiations, we WILL be at the mercy of EU leaders.

And we fear they will show very little mercy indeed.

No rapist rights

THE law must be clarified to ensure rapists are given no say over the lives of children resulting from their attacks.

The case of Sammy Woodhouse in Rotherham, who bravely came forward and waived her anonymity as a victim of sexual abuse in order to expose this injustice, leaves you open-mouthed.

Rotherham Council has failed to protect the victims of sexual abuse. Now it is failing to protect their children, too.

We must ensure this horrific episode is not repeated elsewhere.

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