If I had been offered this before the referendum in 2016, I would have seen it as a much better alternative to the status quo inside the EU.
Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
It’s time that we returned to the days when the train drivers, the engineers, the signallers, the guards and the planners all worked as one single team.
We need to illustrate how the wonders of today’s world would never have been created by an all-powerful state.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Every time we put the other side on the back foot and expose their inaccuracies to those middle-ground voters, we damage the credibility of all their messages.
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Of course the Government must sell its vision and achievements, but we must also expose the hard left’s anti-democratic conduct and duplicity over Brexit.
The Opposition appear determined to undermine any hope of securing a good exit deal for Britain.
Not only will it free up much-needed capacity for commuters and freight on the existing network, but we’re ensuring a huge skills footprint too.
We are waiting for Labour to deliver their proposals. Because this should be too important an issue to become a political football.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out Jeremy Corbyn for his terrible polices and illusory promises.
When I wrote on this website last year that we should not underestimate him, some ridiculed my argument. Now we have to educate a new generation about the dangers of Labour.
A winding road through the Cumbria countryside helps to show, with many others like it, that small improvements can help make big things happen.
In my area, transport, there will be better jobs on the roads, at the airports and on rail, and more business success elsewhere.