LETTER: Stand hand in hand together and make this Brexit work

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As a foreigner living, working, paying tax and able to fend for my family through my hard work, I felt compelled to share my views on the recent vote to leave the EU.

I will not defend or support people who campaigned for or against leaving the EU. What I will write here is how I see this situation.

EU is good. Free trade, free movement of goods and real labour are invaluable.

But when the EU rules compromise the safety of the country as a whole, by criminals running away from their countries because there are no movement restrictions and coming to create new havens for themselves here that is wrong.

When people come to this country with the sole intention to claim benefits and not work, that is wrong. Do we blame these people though? Not really. It’s normal that when people see a loophole in the system they will try to exploit it.

I personally feel sorry for all the hard working foreign nationals who are being affected by this, the only good thing I know is that whichever government we will have will be competent enough to know that we need to retain skilled, hardworking and more importantly, law-abiding people.

Things will get tougher because people are sceptical at the moment.

But I know how hardworking we as a nation are and I know this is an important revolution that we need to go through and at the end of the day we will be victors and many major powers will follow suit.

In the meantime as a country let’s unite and work together and show the rest of the word that we as a nation can stand on our two feet and work together for a better tomorrow.

Even those who were against leaving should now stand hand in hand with those who wanted to leave and be a unit.

Archie Mangadze

Peterborough