MAY SENDS ‘LETTER TO NATION’ FOR BREXIT SUPPORT
A“NEW chapter in our national life” will begin after Brexit, Theresa May said as she issued a public plea to support her deal. The Prime Minister said there would be a moment of “renewal and reconciliation” once the UK had left the European Union.
In a “letter to the nation” Mrs May said that settling the Brexit question would allow the Government to focus on the economy, the NHS and tackling the “burning injustices” in British society.
The almost 800-word message is the latest sign of Mrs May’s attempt to speak directly to the public to build support for her deal, which faces widespread opposition at Westminster.
She insisted that the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration set to be agreed by EU leaders in Brussels today “will honour the result of the referendum” by allowing the UK to “take back control” of its money, laws and borders.
“It is a deal for a brighter future, which enables us to seize the opportunities that lie ahead,” she said.
“Outside the EU, we will be able to sign new trade deals with other countries and open up new markets in the fastest-growing economies around the world.
“With Brexit settled, we will be able to focus our energies on the many other important issues facing us here at home: keeping our economy strong, and making sure every community shares in prosperity; securing our NHS for the future, giving every child a great start in life, and building the homes that families need; tackling the burning injustices that hold too many people back, and building a country for the future that truly works for everyone.”
Acknowledging the bitter rows that have accompanied the Brexit debate, Mrs May said: “On March 29 next year, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union.
“We will then begin a new chapter in our national life. I want that to be a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country.
“It must mark the point when we put aside the labels of ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ for good and we come together again as one people.
“To do that we need to get on with Brexit now by getting behind this deal.”
Prime Minister Theresa May says her Brexit deal to leave the EU will provide Britain with a ‘brighter future’