I am proud to be part of a Government that got Brexit done – now let’s unleash brilliant Britain

TOMORROW Britain will make history. At 11pm we will leave the EU, finally becoming a truly independent nation.

This is what people voted for more than three and a half years ago.

 Britain will make history tomorrow by leaving the European Union at 11pm to become a truly independent nation

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Britain will make history tomorrow by leaving the European Union at 11pm to become a truly independent nationCredit: London News Pictures

I am proud to be part of a Government delivering what they want — Getting Brexit Done and moving forward for Britain.

Now the opportunities are endless.

We will take back control of our borders, laws and trade.

We will set our own rules and make our own deals. We will put the interests of the British people first.

But this doesn’t mean shutting up shop and closing our doors.

To those Sun readers from the EU who have already made the UK their home, let me be clear: You are an important part of Britain, we want you to stay and I am delighted there have already been more than 2.8million applications to our EU Settlement Scheme.

It means we will have the freedom to choose how we work with our own friends and allies around the world.

Now, we will be able to determine our own future and become a true global leader.

As a result, Britain will thrive.

OPEN NATION

Having full say over who comes to the UK will allow us to introduce the fair, Australian-style points-based immigration system the public voted for.

It will let us welcome the brightest and best to the UK based on what they have to offer, not where they come from, and help businesses to develop and invest in people across the UK.

It will help us keep dangerous criminals out and remove those who abuse our hospitality. Our mission is to deliver a stronger, safer and more prosperous UK that benefits everyone.

An independent but open nation which welcomes people from any country who genuinely have something to offer.

This is the start of an exciting new era for us all.

We must embrace the opportunities ahead and end the non-stop squabbling of recent years.

It’s done. Tomorrow we will finally leave the EU.

It is time to come together as a country to heal old wounds.

It is time to unleash the full potential of the British people.

It is time to write the next chapter of our brilliant history.

  • Priti Patel is Home Secretary, and the MP for Witham.
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