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Theresa May Brexit speech's shows UK getting 'more realistic', says Tusk – as it happene


Closing summary

Just over six hours after Theresa May began her much-touted speech on Brexit, it’s time for a summary of what we’ve learned today.

  • May has set out her Brexit plans over 12 points in a speech at Lancaster House in London. Key among these was a commitment for the UK to leave the EU’s single market, and that MPs and peers will get a final vote on the deal.

  • Other elements of the speech included that the UK would not be a full member of the customs union, but would hope to strike some sort of tariff-free deal, and continue to cooperate over areas like crime and anti-terrorism. Full Story

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