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Brits’ Tory Flagship Daily Sunday Telegraph Endorses Brexit

June 19, 2016 (EIRNS)—The Sunday Telegraph published a strongly worded editorial endorsing Brexit—just four days before the June 23 referendum. Under the headline “We Must Vote ’Leave’ To Create a Britain Fit for the Future,” the editors write,

“On balance, we believe the Leave campaign has articulated an ambitious vision for Britain as an independent nation, once again free to make its own decisions. Remain, by contrast, has resorted to grim pessimism. Without the EU, they imply, the U.K. would be diminished and a diplomatic pariah, scrabbling to put together trade agreements while our economy flounders.”

After countering the Remain arguments and pointing to the fact that 50% of the laws and 70% of the regulations imposed on Britain originated in Brussels, the editorial ended:

“The case for leaving is not negative and jingoistic. It is optimistic and hopeful. It is the case for a strong, independent and outward-looking Britain. Just as in 19, 201673, when we joined the Common Market, we are at a crossroads in our history. The path we took then offered much but led us into a cul-de-sac, hemmed in by a sclerotic, hide-bound, rules-obsessed, inward-looking institution. The EU belongs to the past. On Thursday, we hope the country chooses the future—and votes to leave.”

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