UK premier vows to deliver successful Brexit

Theresa May visits communities across country marking one year till Brexit

UK premier vows to deliver successful Brexit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a tour across the U.K. on Thursday, only a year before the Brexit date of March 29, 2019, visiting communities from different regions.

She reiterated her pledge of delivering a Brexit which will be a success for everyone and called for unity across the country after the U.K. leaves the EU after decades of membership.

Her visits came on the first anniversary of the triggering of the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which officially initiated the withdrawal from the European club.

“Today, one year until the U.K. leaves the EU and begins to chart a new course in the world, I am visiting all four nations of the Union to hear from people across our country what Brexit means to them,” she said.

“I am determined that as we leave the EU, and in the years ahead, we will strengthen the bonds that unite us, because ours is the world’s most successful union.”

The prime minister’s first stop was in Scotland where she argued that Brexit would result in powers returning from Brussels and equally distributed throughout the four regions of the U.K.

“Each of the devolved nations will see an increase in their decision-making powers,” she said.

“It is my mission to deliver a Brexit deal that works for Scotland and the whole of the U.K., and today I’ve been speaking to workers here in Ayr about what our departure from the EU means to them.”

May also paid a visit to farmers in Northern Ireland, reiterating her pledge to uphold the 1997 Good Friday Agreement that brought an end to decades of sectarian violence in the region.

 

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