IT seems ironic that the UK, the greatest colonial power in history has become a colony of the EU which supposedly represents a continent that we have set free time and again.

The UK is a proud and tolerant nation and yes, we have and still do make mistakes but we are the most creative and inventive people in the world; 50 per cent of all inventions in the 20th century were by British people.

We in Trafford have great schools and across Manchester great universities, hospitals and businesses.

Now is the time for us to move forward as one rather than retain bitterness and differences.

We are leaving the EU; fact and let us make it work for all in the UK, the Commonwealth and Europe.

Peter Booth,