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The country should unite and look forward

Date published: 28 June 2018


Editor,

Sadly I don’t believe there were any street parties - and Heaven knows it’s been hot enough - to mark the EU (Withdrawal) Bill officially becoming law.

But is is certainly a long overdue cause for celebration and everyone in the country should unite and look forward to the day all the t’s have been crossed and the i’s dotted and we have shaken off the EU shackles.

It should not have taken two years to get to where we are and Theresa May needs to show grit and determination to speed up the march towards freedom.

This country has been subjugated for so long by Brussels that we seem to have lost confidence in our ourselves.

Lord Stoddart of Swindon has described the government as seeming to regard the negotiations with the EU as some sort of damage limitation exercise and he pointed out that even the American Ambassador is dismayed at the defeatism exhibited by the nation over Brexit.

So many people were not born when we joined the European Union but they should have no doubt that we are perfectly capable of standing on our own two feet as we were before that ill-judged decision.

The EU Withdrawal Act, as it is now known, means that the 1972 European Communities Act which made the EU supreme over Westminster will be repealed and we can re-establish the supremacy of our own government and parliament - and it won’t be a day too soon.

Paul Nuttall

North West MEP

UK Independence Party

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.


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