Britain is a great country.
It has the sixth economic power in the world and is the worlds fifth military power and that does not include our nuclear capability.
Britain is a member of the G7 and the UN Security Council.
It is the home of the world’s chief city and foremost language. A language now essential for medicine, science and aviation.
We will not just survive but we can flourish as an independent nation, trading with our allies in Europe and also with older friends on more distant continents.
Our future outside the EU is not as a nostalgic or parochial country.
We are a global nation, connected by language and law to every continent and archipelago.
Our objection to the EU is precisely that it is too self-regarding, too uninterested in the rest of the world. We can do better than this.
Brussels has suspended its free-trade talks with India, but the EFTA countries are pushing ahead.
Brussels is conducting no trade negotiations with China, but Iceland and Switzerland have just signed FTAs with that country.
As the share of our exports taken by the EU falls, the costs of being bound by a common external tariff and trade policy rise.
We all know about the waste, fraud, over regulation and lack of democratic accountability of the EU. We know the Euro has been a disaster and we know our fisheries have been desimated.
But what we must focus on is how much better things will be when we leave the EU and how we can again play our full part in the worlds economy.
We must fight for our country and our people.