Too many MPs and civil servants have fought to prevent the UK doing things differently, seeking to keep us tied to the EU whatever the costs.
On some issues, he got it wrong. On other issues, he got it right but is misrepresented by some of his cheerleaders. And on other issues, he was right in the context of the time but circumstances have changed.
It would be unwise to scupper a deal on data which would allow hands-off, targeted enforcement and free local and mainland-facing Ulster businesses from EU control.
As I vote on legislation passing through Parliament, I notice a steady stream of laws that we could not have passed were we still in the EU.
In the geo-political battle of ideas, between an open, liberal vision of government and society, and a more authoritarian template, the continent, overwhelmingly, is in the right column.
It isn’t clear how Labour can meet Jeremy Hunt’s fiscal rules whilst still promising a huge investment to deliver” a green economy”.
From renationalisation of the energy and train companies to a bonfire of environmental and employment regulations, taking back control from Brussels has opened a new range of possibilities that were previously off the menu.
There is much that we can offer the region thanks to our expertise in many of the twenty-first century’s key industries.
We can avoid getting into an argument about whether or not the Government’s plan is an industrial strategy. The Conservative Party has got rather hung up on that term.
Hunt faces the conflicting objectives of reassuring the markets at the same time as continuing with as much of her agenda as possible.
A key economic problem during the 1980s was union power. Now it is weak incentives to move and retrain.
“Rarely can such a crucial issue have been given such cursory and one-sided analysis in our media” – the final piece in a week-long series.
Let’s slow things down, ensure a more joined up approach, and co-create policy with business to get back on track.
Our columnist provides the third piece in our series this week about Brexit – almost a year since the end of transition.
The UK has made it crystal clear to its trading partners which side of the table it is going to be on.