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'The truth about Brexit'

Truth is a precious commodity and ought to be more valued. Sir John Hayes (article, August 20) says Britain flourished before the EU and can certainly do so again. (I assume by ‘EU’ he includes the earlier European Economic Community, which is what Britain joined.)

But no! Britain wasn’t flourishing before it joined; it was frightening politicians of the day by going rapidly downhill economically as well as losing its standing in the world, which was a major reason it did join. It has reaped considerable benefit from doing so.

Angela Skeels (letters, Aug 20) claims that on leaving , we can - amongst other things - ‘create more jobs, enjoy greater prosperity, and collect more taxes for our public services’.

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