European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

When people voted across the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, obviously individuals voted for different reasons, but I think underlying the vote was that desire to ensure that the United Kingdom, as an independent nation, could make decisions for itself in a number of areas where it was previously not making those decisions. What we want to see—what I think people want to see collectively across this House—is us, outside the European Union, continuing to have a good trading relationship with the European Union. I think the deep and special partnership that we have spoken about is important for us, for the future, to have with our nearest neighbours, and that is what we are pursuing.