ALL indications suggest that 2019 will be a wonderful year for our great country.

Although, as ever, all is not perfect, there are still many reasons to be cheerful.

There are a record number of people in work in Britain; our economy is growing and is the sixth largest in the world; our military budget is the second biggest in NATO; the United States, Japan and Australia all want to do free trade deals with us once we leave the European Union.

However, the positives will never be enough for those few who want to subvert the will of the people and keep us in the European Union.

Be prepared for the professional tantrum throwers to whip up fabricated and outlandish scare stories over the coming months.

But do not be fooled, it is the final kicks of an ailing campaign of fear, which nobody is falling for.

Although I dislike Theresa May’s deal, I still predict that we will leave the EU on March 29.

Moreover, when we wake up the following day, the sun will still rise, the Earth will still turn, and the trains will still run. There will be no water shortages, no planes grounded, no absence of life-saving drugs and no army on the streets.

The only difference on March 30 is that we will have taken back control of our destiny as a proud, sovereign, nation state.

PAUL NUTTALL North West Independent MEP