Theresa May says UK WILL thrive because we’re BRITISH in rallying cry.
THERESA May has vowed the “resilience and ingenuity of the British people will see us through” Brexit and the exit from the EU will bring a “brighter future for the whole of the UK”.
In a fiery and defiant speech, Mrs May said she wanted a good Brexit agreement but warned the EU “Britain isn’t afraid to leave with no deal if we had to”.
She said: “Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes. We have everything we need to succeed.”
In one of the most important speeches of her political career, Mrs May reasserted her authority as Prime Minister and Tory party leader to stave off any potential leadership challenges
Mrs May acknowledged crashing out of the EU without a deal would be a “bad outcome for the UK and the EU” but insisted: “It would be tough at first, but the resilience and ingenuity of the British people would see us through”.
The prime minister also used the keynote speech to rally her fractious party behind her by declaring that Britain’s post-Brexit future is “full of promise” and assured Brexiteers she would “never betray” the referendum result.
Meanwhile, the Tory leader also launched a defence of her Chequers plan, saying it was in the “national interest” after it received high profile criticism from Tory backbenchers, including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
Showing she is not prepared to budge on her Brexit plan, she said: “So this is our proposal. Taking back control of our borders, laws and money.
“Good for jobs, good for the Union. It delivers on the referendum.
“It keeps faith with the British people. It is in the national interest.”
Mrs May told the conference her Chequers plan would give Britain the opportunity to take back control as she ruled out any prospect of a second referendum.
Ton van Grinsven
Business Development Director
Customs Support Group