European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:43 pm, 14th March 2017

The reality of the starting point we are at is that we are going to sit down with the European Commission and, obviously, representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament, to negotiate the relationship that is going to be right for the United Kingdom and right for the rest of the European Union. The discussions I have had so far indicate that there is a recognition on both sides of the negotiation of the importance of making sure that we get a very good free trade agreement.