'This is not an issue' Theresa May rules out SECOND Brexit referendum

Posted on Jan 20 2018 - 6:59am by admin

The Prime Minister has been consistent in her desire to get the best deal for Britain as she seeks to lead the country out of the EU, despite voting Remain in June 2016. 

And the government has secured an agreement in Brussels that ‘sufficient progress’ had been made in the Brexit negotiations so the talks could now move on to trade.

In an interview on French television Mrs May said: “If a vote was to come up, I would do what I did last time round which was sit down and look carefully at the issues.

“But there isn’t going to be another vote, so this is not an issue.

“What is going to happen is the UK is going to leave the European Union.”

The Prime Minister was clear in her desire to deliver Brexit following the decision made by the British people in the referendum.

Mrs May told France 2: “There will be no second referendum on Brexit. We took the decision as a parliament that the British people should have their choice.”

However, she was also keen to point out that delivering Brexit for Britain did not mean leaving Europe.

She said: “We have decided to leave the European Union, that’s a decision that the British people took and we will be leaving the European Union but we are not leaving Europe.”

Asked by the interviewer ”do you feel European”, the PM replied: ”Yes. The United Kingdom is part of Europe and of course we will remain part of Europe.”

This clear message from the Prime Minister comes shortly after the visit to the UK by French President Emmanuel Macron, his first visit to Britain since taking office.

During the visit the pair agreed to heighten security at the Calais border, with the UK Government confirming plans to spend an additional £44.5million to improve Channel border security at the French port.

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