Theresa May: “Together build a stronger, fairer, better Britain – a Britain our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.”

Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May closed her Commons statement on triggering Article 50, saying, “Together build a stronger, fairer, better Britain – a Britain our children and grandchildren are proud to call home”

During her speech, May also highlighted her 12 objectives for negotiations for Britain leaving the European Union.

May outlined that Britain would negotiate for controls on immigration; rights for British nationals in the EU; protecting worker’s rights; cooperating in the fight against crime and terrorism; free trade within Europe; and a smooth and orderly Brexit, amongst others.

She said, “Today, the government acts on the democratic will of the British people.”

“And it acts, too, on the clear and convincing position of this House.”

“The Article 50 process is now underway. And in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.”

“This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.”

“Britain is leaving the European Union.”

“We are going to make our own decisions and our own laws.”

“We are going to take control of the things that matter to us. And we are going to take this opportunity to build a stronger, fairer Britain – a country that our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.”

“That is our ambition and our opportunity. That is what this government is determined to do.”

The prime minister also spoke of not letting this momentous occasion divide and segregate Britain as a nation. She spoke about negotiating rights for EU citizens within the UK and still attracting top talent from all over the world.

“I choose to believe in Britain and that our best days lie ahead.”

“And I do so because I am confident that we have the vision and the plan to use this moment to build a better Britain.”

“For, leaving the European Union presents us with a unique opportunity.”

“It is this generation’s chance to shape a brighter future for our country. A chance to step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be.”

“My answer is clear. I want the United Kingdom to emerge from this period of change stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before.”

I want us to be a secure, prosperous, tolerant country – a magnet for international talent and a home to the pioneers and innovators who will shape the world ahead.”

Concluding her speech, May said, “We are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future.”

“And now that the decision to leave has been made – and the process is underway – it is time to come together.”

“For this great national moment needs a great national effort. An effort to shape a stronger future for Britain.”

“So let us do so together.”

“Let us come together and work together. Let us together choose to believe in Britain with optimism and hope.”

“For if we do, we can together make the most of the opportunities ahead.”

“We can make a success of this moment. And we can together build a stronger, fairer, better Britain – a Britain our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.”

Alison Simpson
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