PM Theresa May seeks clean break in Brexit deal

PM Theresa May seeks clean break in Brexit deal

PM Theresa May seeks clean break in Brexit deal

Written by Staff Writer

18 Jan, 2017 | 7:32 am

Theresa May has said her plans for Britain to be a “truly global” trading nation cannot allow the UK to remain in the European single market.

In a much-anticipated speech in London, May said that once Britain had negotiated a final deal to leave the European Union, it would be placed before the House of Commons and the House of Lords for approval.

The prime minister outlined her 12 priorities for negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union and confirmed she will seek an end to the country’s existing trading arrangements.

Mrs May outlined her 12-point plan which she said would provide a “framework” for Brexit negotiations:

  • Certainty wherever possible
  • Rights for EU nationals in Britain and British nationals in the EU
  • Control of our own laws
  • Strengthening the United Kingdom
  • Maintaining the common travel area with Ireland
  • Enhancing rights for workers
  • Free trade with European markets
  • New trade agreements with other countries
  • A leading role in science and innovation
  • Cooperation on crime, terrorism and foreign affairs
  • A phased approach delivering a smooth and orderly Brexit
  • Control of immigration

Mrs May also said she wanted to remain part of a customs agreement with the remaining 27 EU states.



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