Theresa May Speech on Hard Facts for Brexit Deal – she set out for first time her detailed proposals for a future British trading relationship with the EU. REPLAY
“We are leaving the single market, life is going to be different,” she told an audience at London’s Mansion House.
Access to each others markets would be “less than it is now,” she acknowledged.
But she added that the “jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK must end”.
Mrs May acknowledged there would be “ups and downs” and, as in any negotiations, everyone would “not get everything they want” but said the UK and EU had “a shared interest in getting this right, so let’s get on with it”.
The prime minister started by setting out five “tests” for the negotiations and pledge to “bring our country together”.
She said both sides needed to accept that “neither side can have exactly what we want” but she was confident that an agreement can be found.
Amid criticism from the EU that the UK was attempting to “cherry-pick” the best parts of the bloc’s rules, she said: “The fact is that every free trade agreement has varying market access depending on the respective interests of the countries involved.
“If this is cherry-picking, then every trade arrangement is cherry-picking.”
It is a long-awaited speech Mrs May will deliver. Aides say it is a warm message to Europe.
Mrs May was due to present her speech in Newcastle. But because of bad wether last minute arranges arrangements made at Mansion House in the City.
First broadcast live on Sky News.
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