We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
It would be a sad irony if we chose to shut down the international connectivity on which so much of our prosperity depends.
Iran, accustomed to artful brinksmanship and operational deniability, and equipped with an experienced cyber army, may take its revenge online.
Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.