Brexit Speech: Theresa May 'got the tone spot-on', says MEP Daniel Hannan

Brexit Speech: Theresa May 'got the tone spot-on', says MEP Daniel Hannan

Theresa May outlined her Brexit priorities in a keynote speech yesterday (Tuesday)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MEP Daniel Hannan has praised Theresa May for her "spot-on tone" in the Brexit speech yesterday.

Mrs. May gave a keynote speech yesterday (Tuesday) in which she outlined her priorities for the upcoming negotiations with the European Union. 

In the speech, she made it clear there would be "a clean break" from the EU, but that she wanted the UK to still remain close with "a bold free trade agreement"

Daniel Hannan, a leave campaigner and the Tory MEP for the south-east of England, praised the Prime Minister for making her objectives clear in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer.

He said: "She reassured the foreign markets we would be competitive outside the EU. She reassured our European friends we have no interest in the EU breaking apart, on the contrary.

“It was clear we’re not asking special favours from the EU. All we want is the free trade that every other non-EU state in Europe takes for granted.

"What we want is a mature and mutually beneficial bilateral deal between two countries who have an interest in each other’s success.

"The only way in which this would not happen is if the EU was so eager to cut off its nose to spite its face."