The Telegraph, 3 August, John Longworth
After swallowing the bitter pill of the Withdrawal Treaty to taste freedom, the country will want even more independence.
We are now entering a fascinating period in the Brexit saga and there are many competing interests and factors that will determine the measurement of the outcome.
The ultra Leavers’ measure would be that of exiting the transition at the end of this year with no relations with EU whatsoever, other than those that an arm’s length country such as the USA might have. But this black and white measure might not be in our best interests. This ultra position is driven not least by the bitter experience of the continued attempts by Remain ultras to undermine the outcome of three elections and a referendum.
The true measure of sovereignty, of liberty and free choice for the UK must surely be our ability to choose what relationships we have with any other party, including the EU and not to be constrained in changing these should we wish to do so, except in so far as we have set up “contractual” arrangements as a consequence.
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