East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE – a supporter of the Leave Campaign – is pleased that Prime Minister Teresa May has provided much-needed clarity in her speech today at Lancaster House setting out the Government’s 12 negotiating objectives.
Welcoming her Brexit statement Andrew Lewer said: “The Prime Minister was unequivocal and set out a clear set of principles and objectives that give clarity for the next two years as the government sets about invoking Article 50 and the negotiations start.
“I know people across the East Midlands will be pleased that Mrs May has listened to their views on the Single Market, tackling immigration and leaving the jurisdiction of the European Courts of Justice.
“She made it clear today that there will be no half-in-half-out arrangement but that Brexit really does mean Brexit.”
In setting out the Government’s objectives Mrs May said Britain would seek a ‘bold and ambitious’ trade agreement with the EU, as well as with the rest of the world, making Britain a global trading nation once again. Mrs May pointed out that Britain is the fastest growing global economy and had bucked dire economic predictions since voting to leave the EU in June.
Andrew added: “This is an ambitious set of objectives. My colleagues and I are here in Brussels and will work with the Government to do whatever it takes to help deliver them.
“Finally, I am glad too that Britain will seek to retain its friendship with the European Union and hope that both the Member States and the European Commission will approach this in the same spirit of maturity.”