We have a major problem in our financial relationship with the other EU countries. It would exist whether or not the Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 had gone the way it did. Furthermore, unless action is taken to deal with it, this challenge is likely to continue to be with us whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations currently in train. This is a matter which ought to concern all the political parties in the UK as everyone in the country shares a common interest in finding a solution.
Without the decision made by the UK electorate in 2016, the need for radical changes to our approach to the UK economy’s competitiveness would probably have taken much longer to come to the surface. Now they are much more pressing. Do we have the courage and wisdom to make the choices which now need to be made?