UK will have 'control over borders' after Brexit

"The referendum vote was a vote for us to... bring control into our immigration system. I'm clear that is part of what we need to deliver," she told Sky News in an interview.

UK will have 'control over borders' after Brexit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday insisted that Britain will have "control over our borders" after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe's trading zone to achieve it.

"We will be able to have control over our borders, of our laws."

German leader Angela Merkel has warned Britain will not be able to remain in the EU's single market while "cherry picking" the terms -- including over the free movement of labour -- and May on Sunday appeared to suggest she would be willing to quit the trade zone.

"Often people talk in terms of, somehow we're leaving the EU but we still want to keep bits of membership of the EU," she said.

"We're leaving, we're coming out, we're not going to be a member of the EU any longer."

May has come under increasing pressure to reveal more detailed plans about her Brexit strategy, and promised to do so during a series of speeches in "the coming weeks".

"When people voted in the referendum on the 23rd of June, they voted to leave the European Union, but they also voted for change and this year, 2017, is the year in which we start to make that happen," she told Sky News.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ocak 2017, 15:36