There is a plan: Brexit means good riddance to austerity | John Redwood

Voters warmed to the idea of spending our own money on our own priorities – now the chancellor is showing the way

As we leave the EU, the UK can turn its back on the austerity policies that have been the hallmark of the euro area. My main argument against staying in the EU has been the poor economic record of the EU as a whole, and the eurozone in particular. The performance has got worse the more the EU has developed joint policies and central controls.

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