Theresa May Brexit speech
Theresa May Brexit speech
Theresa May in her Brexit speech January 17 2017

A Global Britain will build new relations

novator –  Britain is leaving the European common market, this was a crystal clear message from Theresa May in her important speech today clarifying Britain position. We will build a stronger Britain, a global Britain and a fairer Britain.

– We are not seeking a custom union with Europe.  We are seeking a fair agreement that will benefit Britain as well the Union.

– We can not accept the situation that European courts rule over Britains.

– It is very important that we take control of our borders. This make it impossible for us to be a member of the European Union. We must be able to control the number of people who come to us in Britain.

She also said that the final deal will be put to a vote in both houses in the parliament. She also emphasised that the different regions of the United Kingdom Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and England have to act united.

Britain is seeking an increased global position and is free to build any relations they want.

Then she delivered a threat to the European Union

– We are not interested in a bad deal. It is then for us better to be without an agreement. If the European Union will try to punish Britain then we will feel free to make any rearrangement we want, even including our business modell.

Comments say this implicates tax changes for company and introduction of trade barriers.

She said:

– I am convinced that European companies still want to have access to Brittain´s big market. She especially mentioned the automotive and food sectors.

She said no to the existing cooperation models  like those of Norway and Switzerland.

– Britain will not pay huge fees to the European Union, but we will of course contribute to different programs of mutual benefit like scientific programs.

– Britain will seek trade agreements with many countries.

She mentioned Brazil, India and Australia and especially USA.

She also noted that Britain is one of two i Europe with nuclear capacity and a member of UN Security Council.

– We are regarded to have  strong hard as well as soft power capacity, she said.

The 12 point plan

  1. Provide certainty about the process of leaving the EU.
  2. Control of our own laws. Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
  3. Strengthen the Union between the four nations of the United Kingdom.
  4. Deliver a practical solution that allows the maintenance of the Common Travel Area with the Republic of Ireland.
  5. Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe.
  6. Protect rights for EU nationals in Britain and British nationals in the EU. We want to guarantee rights of EU citizens living in Britain and the rights of British nationals in other member states, as early as we can.
  7. Protect workers’ rights. Not only will the government protect the rights of workers set out in European legislation, we will build on them.
  8. Free trade with European markets through a bold and ambitious free trade agreement with the European Union.
  9. New trade agreements with other countries. It is time for Britain to get out into the world and rediscover its role as a great, global, trading nation.
  10. The best place for science and innovation. We will welcome agreement to continue to collaborate with our European partners on major science, research and technology initiatives.
  11. Co-operation in the fight against crime and terrorism. We will continue to work closely with our European allies in foreign and defence policy even as we leave the EU itself.
  12. A smooth, orderly Brexit. We believe a phased process of implementation will be in the interests of Britain, the EU institutions and member states. Ljungblom