Brexit: Theresa May insists UK will remain committed to defence of Europe

Brexit: Theresa May insists UK remains committed to defence of Europe after leaving EU

The Prime Minister was addressing soldiers serving in Estonia

Friday, September 29, 2017

Theresa May has vowed the United Kingdom will be “unconditionally” committed to the defence of Europe after leaving the EU.

The Prime Minister made the comments to British troops serving in Estonia, insisting the UK remains ready to respond to any threat from Russia.

May said the aggression of the country represented a growing danger to UK allies in Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania and was ready to send a clear and unequivocal reponse.

The Prime Minister insisted the UK would continue to provide assistance in matters of terrorism and natural disasters.

The UK leader’s words followed on from her speech in Florence last week, where she emphasised Britain's commitment to the European security as a means to move negotiations onwards.