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Letters: Arguments for staying in the single market miss the point of Brexit

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SIR – Christopher Booker misses the point with his warnings of disaster for Britain outside the single market and customs union.

To avoid appalling political consequences, the Prime Minister has to seek a clean break in order to fulfil the wishes of the majority, who were told what leaving the EU would mean.

I am worried about what would happen if we took Mr Booker’s advice and continued to be tied to an institution we had no control over. The complications of leaving should not be used as an excuse for half-measures. The purpose of leaving is to show that Britain does not wish to be subject to unelected, unaccountable, profligate rule that hinders trade and prosperity.

Moreover, the hole in the EU budget left by Brexit would soon be filled if the EU were serious about tackling the huge losses incurred by the mismanagement of its accounts. A wholly self-governing Britain is surely a better...

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