Desperate to stave off the impression they have no clue on what to do about Brexit, Theresa May is apparently going to set out a big ‘vision’ in a ‘major’ speech later this month.
So reports the Telegraph today, in what can only be seen as an attempt at damage limitation.
Theresa May will threaten to take Britain out of the single market unless the UK is given full control of its borders in a significant Brexit speech designed to counter claims she has no plan for leaving the EU.
The Prime Minister will outline her “vision for Britain outside of the EU” in a major speech later this month that will focus on the economy and immigration.
This isn’t new. In fact this was almost entirely the case made by Leavers before the Referendum.
They continually said “taking back control” of our borders was a price worth paying for leaving the Single Market.
So Theresa May’s grand vision for taking charge of Brexit is to repeat the same? Embarrassing.
The only new development is that apparently Liam Fox is persona non-grata:
Both David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, and Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, are having “significant” input into the speech, sources said.
However, Liam Fox, the Trade Secretary considered one of the “three Brexiteers” alongside Mr Davis and Mr Johnson, is understood to have been sidelined.
Anything that sidelines the disgraced Liam Fox is good, but we can’t help but think this is just posturing writ large.
If this is the best May can come up with for a ‘vision’ we are in deep trouble