"PM has ensured everyone now knows where we stand" – Ashley Fox

17-Jan-2017 @ 17:00

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"PM has ensured everyone now knows where we stand" – Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox, leader of Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament, welcomed Theresa May's speech.

He said: "The Prime Minister has today laid out clearly and firmly how Britain will approach negotiations over our departure from the EU.

"In doing so she has swept away misleading definitions such as hard and soft Brexit and ruled out making-do with an ill-fitting, off the peg arrangement. Instead we are going to move beyond binary choices and seek a bespoke deal that works for both the UK and the remaining members of the EU.

"Everyone now knows where Britain stands and this clarity should enable meaningful talks to commence as soon as Article 50 is submitted.

"We will deliver what the British people instructed us to do. Conservative MEPs stand ready to assist the process of securing an outcome that allows Britain to flourish as a prosperous international trading nation while remaining a close partner and reliable ally of the EU."

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