“No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain,” defends May.
All indications before Theresa May’s speech before Tuesday pointed towards a call to say goodbye to the single market and customs union. All these rumours and opinions came to rest on Tuesday when Theresa May declared in her speech that it would indeed be a hard Brexit.
Theresa May defended the deal after EU pushed for a correctional deal with the UK, setting an example for all nations planning to exit the European Union.
CBI emphasised that leaving the single market would alienate the 500 million Europeans with whom the UK has previously been trading and would leave it in a purgatory where reverting to the World Trade Organisation would jeopardise UK’s cultural and security relations with EU, that “would do serious and lasting damage to the UK economy and those of our trading partners”.
May however, has called for demand to stop “opposition for opposition’s sake” and has called the hashing out of a new deal with EU a “crucial and sensitive negotiation.” The UK will pursue a Free Trade Agreement with EU after Brexit. May made it clear that the European Court of Justice will no more have jurisdiction in the UK. However, May is burning no bridges stating that Brexit was “no rejection of the values we share. It was a vote to restore our Parliamentary democracy,” adding that, “We are leaving the EU. We are not leaving Europe.” May is, however, pushing to collaborate with EU against fighting terrorism.
May insists that details of the deal will not be made public until the entire negotiation has been hashed out, saying it could be against the national interest. She opined that she wanted Britain to now become the “great trading nation it once was,” However, if she succeeds in this endeavor is yet to be seen.