Soubry – Theresa May is right to put trade at the heart of Britain’s Brexit deal

A hard Brexit is not “inevitable”, and the Government will negotiate a new deal with the European Union “which has a good trading deal at its heart”, the Prime Minister said today.

Commenting, Anna Soubry MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“It’s encouraging to see Theresa May reject the idea of a hard, destructive Brexit and say that she will aim for a new deal with the European Union that puts the economy at its heart.

“She has surely noticed the dreadful reaction from the markets each time the Government hints that it will aim to leave the Single Market. Business knows that continued full participation in the Single Market is best for British jobs, growth and prosperity.

“When the Prime Minister further outlines the Government’s negotiating aims, she should commit to keeping Britain in the Single Market and ensure that reforming immigration and protecting our economy are not mutually exclusive.”

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Notes to editors

The Prime Minister’s remarks are reported here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-idUSKBN14T0XJ