Theresa May New Year Message Calls for Unity – 2016 ‘divisive’

Theresa May New Year message

Theresa May New Year message calls for unity in the country.  The post Brexit vote led to 2016 being a ‘divisive’ year.

She said: “If 2016 was the year you voted for that change, this is the year we start to make it happen.”

Mrs May also quoted MP Jo Cox, who was killed a week before the EU referendum.

The prime minister said in December she would set out her proposals for a “truly global Britain” in a speech on Brexit in the new year.

She has pledged to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting leaving talks with the EU under way, by the end of March.

These can take up to two years, unless an agreement is reached to prolong the process.

Mrs May said the divisions revealed by the Brexit campaign needed to be addressed in 2017.

Prime Minister said “As the fantastic MP Jo Cox, who was so tragically taken from us last year, put it: ‘We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us’.”


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