Theresa May’s Lancaster House Speech
Yesterday, in the opulent surroundings of Lancaster House, Theresa May outlined her plan for Brexit. It is as follows:
May wishes to guarantee the rights of EU nationals in Britain, and Britons living in Europe as soon as possible.
Britain will leave the single market, yet the Government will seek ‘the greatest possible access with a fully-reciprocal free trade deal’. Contributions to the EU will be halted.
From 2019, May wishes to see new trade arrangements out with the EU being made.
Maintain the common travel area between the UK and the Irish Republic.
Continued cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism, including the continued sharing of intelligence between Britain and EU allies.
A final deal on Britain’s exit will be put to a vote of both Houses.
A smooth, orderly Brexit. When the two year period for Article 50 has concluded, a phased process of implementation will begin.
May reiterated the point that June the 23rd was not the moment that “Britain chose to step back from the world. It was the moment we chose to build a truly Global Britain.”
What do you think? Are May’s ambitions achievable -will Brexit work for Britain?