I’m always proud to be British but now more than ever following our brilliant results in the Olympics.

Our athletes did fantastically well and they have lifted the spirits of so many people in this country. They had the belief in themselves to succeed and we should all feel the same in terms of the future of our great land.

There are always those who prefer to be negative about Great Britain, for whatever reason, but as the referendum vote showed the majority still believe we can succeed independently.

Team GB has proudly held aloft our flag to every country in the world and we must show the same courageous and positive spirit following Brexit.

James Carver, West Midlands UKIP MEP