What we want from Brexit
I am tired of listening to endless negotiations amongst ourselves. There are too many interests and individuals who want to undermine the UK position by constantly urging us to make concessions. It is even more bizarre that they do so before the talks have even begun about our future relationship.
It is time to remind ourselves of why a majority voted to leave. We expect a better future as a result, with or without a deal with the EU.
Out of the EU we can spend the £1bn a month of net contribution on our priorities, as I proposed in my suggested post Brexit budget.
Out of the EU we can set our own taxes. We can for example remove VAT from green products, domestic fuel and female sanitary items.
Out of the EU we can decide how to spend the money we do get back from the EU. We may have better ways of subsidising our farming, for example.
Out of the EU we can regain control of our fishing grounds and have a fishing policy that is kinder to both our fish and our fishermen.
Out of the EU we can sign free trade agreements with countries like the USA, Australia and New Zealand that the EU has not bothered to settle.
Out of the EU we can shape our own laws, and Parliament can respond to UK public opinion where people want change.
Out of the EU we can have our own migration policy, inviting in those we wish, and controlling the numbers coming to take low paid unskilled jobs.
It will also be better for the rest of the EU, as they can press ahead with their currency, economic and political union without the UK trying to slow them down, block them, or opting out.
We can have a more positive relationship when we and they are free to do as we wish.
The EU is not offering anything we need pay €20 bn for!