WELCOME to the primary, historic day of a brand new period. Welcome to 2021 and to a brand new, impartial Britain liberated from 47 years of EU membership.
We all know optimism is an enormous ask within the midst of this horrible pandemic.
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Let’s make a New Yr’s decision to unite and make a hit of our newly-independent nation Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
However, as horrific as 2020 was, 2021 actually could possibly be golden: Sure, a couple of months extra ready for the vaccines to do their work — however then an unprecedented, roaring restoration.
If that appears a stretch, contemplate what WAS achieved even throughout the horrors of the final ten months:
Covid jabs invented and rolled out with unprecedented speed. An “unattainable” UK-EU commerce deal agreed in document time, safeguarding our economies.
Scores of other deals signed — once more, in defiance of the doom-mongers — as nations clamour to trade with the world’s fifth greatest financial system, standing by itself toes for the primary time since 1973.
Covid is in fact the Authorities’s biggest present problem. However Boris Johnson should waste no time earlier than exploiting our hard-won freedom.
The scrapping of the EU-enforced tampon tax is simply the primary signal of what could be accomplished. Large swathes of policy-making could be improved, from farming to the atmosphere to banking and enterprise, with out kowtowing to typically inferior requirements imposed by Brussels.
The Solar’s BeLeave In Britain entrance web page forward of the Brexit referendum
We salute Boris, who has been defying his critics since 2016 to ship BrexitCredit score: Rex Options
And it is important, as Matt Ridley writes right now, to turbo-charge innovation and enterprise, to simplify taxes, to make Authorities nimbler and the civil service vastly extra environment friendly. By no means once more can sluggish and wasteful EU forms be blamed for our failure.
That ought to imply significantly better authorities. The Solar campaigned for Brexit in 2016 for simply such causes. Our BeLeave In Britain editorial urged voters to make Britain even better and “recapture our democracy”.
The bulk took that probability. As we speak their decision is both fully enacted and justified.
We salute these 17.4million Go away voters — and the numerous Remainers who, to their credit score, accepted defeat and in the end helped elect a Authorities to get Brexit accomplished.
And we salute too — amongst many others — Boris, who propelled Go away to victory, defied his critics to turn out to be PM, secured a majority to fulfil on the referendum and gained the commerce deal he additionally promised.
All that’s now prior to now.
As we speak allow us to make a New Yr’s decision to desert lastly the labels of Go away and Stay. A “Rejoiner” fringe will chunter on. The remainder of us ought to unite, cheer for Britain and guarantee our success.
Our heroic vaccine scientists are shining a lightweight on the finish of the tunnel. And our nation’s future within the post-Covid, Brexit period may be very, very vivid.
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