Good neigh­bours after Brexit

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Yourviews -

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

There have been some wor­ries that 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 re­cently given as­sur­ances that they will work with us to­wards a ‘smooth Brexit’ and that ne­go­ti­a­tions will not be ag­gres­sive.

The joint com­mit­ment to bal­anced, fair and free trade is es­tab­lished pol­icy which bodes well for the fu­ture. It sup­ports agree­ments made by the world’s lead­ing economies (G20, World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion) that trade blocs should be about in­creas­ing trade and not to rais­ing bar­ri­ers to trade 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 po­lit­i­cal union to be­come a good neigh­bour.

Mark Tay­lor Cam­paign Man­ager

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