May vows to continue with her Brexit deal

Deal approved by Cabinet ‘delivers what people have voted for,’ says British Prime Minister Theresa May

May vows to continue with her Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to continue with her Brexit deal.

Thanking Dominic Raab and Esther McVey, two cabinet ministers who resigned earlier, May said she was sorry to see her colleagues leaving the government.

“Serving in high office is an honor and a privilege”, but also a heavy responsibility, she said.

Underlining that negotiating Brexit has been a matter of highest consequences, she said: “it touches every area of our national life,” and her approach has been to put “national interest first. 

May said the deal approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday “delivers what people have voted for”.

She said: "I believe with every fiber of my being that the course I have set out is the right one for our country and all our people.

"From the very beginning, I have known what I wanted to deliver for the British people to honour their vote in the referendum."

She said nobody can foresee consequences if they do not continue with the deal.

The British people “just want us to get on with it,” she the prime minister added. 

May said she will do her job of getting the best deal on Brexit and then MPs will do their jobs when the deal is brought to the House of Commons.

She said the emergency Brexit EU summit will go ahead as planned.