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We need a clean break before article 50 ties us up in knots - my article for the Guardian

The unreconciled Remainers are urging, “Play for time” in the hope that the UK’s desire to leave the EU will subside. This is madness. They used to deride their present objective: that we could somehow stay “in the single market” but escape the obligations of EU membership. EU leaders, such as the Italian prime minister last week, continue to make clear that this is impossible. Any deliberate and unnecessary delay would refuel the anguish and bitterness that led many people to vote Leave in the first place.

That is why a growing number of people support a speedy and clean break with the EU. Nigel Lawson and David Owen have urged this. Now a group of senior Conservative MPs, including Iain Duncan Smith, John Redwood, Owen Paterson and myself, have set out a series of essays (Road to Brexit, Legatum-CSJ) explaining exactly what Brexit means, how it can be achieved quickly, and why it is in everyone’s interests.

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