Theresa May Brexit speech's shows UK getting 'more realistic', says Tusk – as it happened
January 18, 2017
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