Theresa May set to outline Downing Street’s Brexit strategy later this month

SNP's Angus Robertson calls for separate Gibraltar deal

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THERESA May is set to give a speech outlining the government’s Brexit stance.

The Prime Minister has said she will spell out Downing Street’s strategy for leaving the EU later this month.

MAY DAY: PM to flesh out Brexit plan
MAY DAY: PM to flesh out Brexit plan

May has pledged to trigger Article 50, the trigger that will kickstart Britain leaving the EU, by the end of March.

In an interview over the weekend, May stated Britain can’t ‘keep bits’ of EU membership once it exits the trading bloc.

May said: “Often people talk in terms as if somehow we are leaving the EU, but we still want to kind of keep bits of membership of the EU.

“We are leaving. We are coming out. We are not going to be a member of the EU any longer.

“So the question is what is the right relationship for the UK to have with the European Union when we are outside. We will be able to have control of our borders, control of our laws.”

Meanwhile, the SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson has called for a separate deal for Gibraltar.

Speaking to BBC’s John Pienaar, the MP said there would need to be different deals for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Gibraltar.

Robertson said: “It would be wrong to give the UK government a blank cheque to make arrangements.

“There’s going to have to be a deal that takes cognisance of the circumstances for Northern Ireland, there’s going to have to be one that takes account of Gibraltar’s position.”



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