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Britain’s post-Brexit future is bright

We enter these negotiations with an advantage

By Owen Paterson  

British Ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow hands the Article 50 letter to European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, 29th March, 2017 ©Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

Last autumn I wrote for this magazine that as we enter Brexit negotiations, we do so from a position of strength. Now, after the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has received Royal Assent and the prime minister has invoked Article 50, the two-year long countdown to leaving the EU begins; the arguments in my last article still hold true.

In 2016, the…

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