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UK's future outside the EU a bright one

There has been much speculation as to the likely relationship between the UK and European countries after Brexit.

There have been some worries the EU might offer us a punishing deal to stop us or others leaving. That would be illegal under the UN Charter, which bans any kind of bullying against the right to self-determination.

European leaders have given assurances they will work with us towards a smooth Brexit and negotiations will not be aggressive.

The joint commitment to balanced, fair and free trade is an established policy that bodes well for the future.

It supports agreements made by the world's leading economies (G20, World Trade Organisation) that trade blocs should be about increasing trade and not raising barriers or causing adverse effects for others.

Brexit is not about cutting ourselves off from the world; rather, it is about is about leaving an outdated union to become a good neighbour.

MARK TAYLOR

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