Theresa May to give a major speech on Brexit negotiations next week

14 Sep , 2017 Business

Theresa May

Theresa May to give a major “update” on Brexit negotiations in Florence, Italy next week.
The prime minister will discuss how negotiations with the EU have gone so far, six months after she triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
A spokesperson for the PM refused to confirm whether the speech would contain any new proposals.

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May will next week travel to Italy to deliver a major speech on Brexit in what is being billed by Downing Street as a hugely important moment in negotiations.

May will address the world’s media in the historic city of Florence on Friday, September 22 “to update on Brexit negotiations so far,” a Downing Street spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The keynote speech will take place six months on from when May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and just a week before the Conservative Party will come together in Manchester for its highly-anticipated annual conference.

The prime minister will use the speech to “underline the government’s wish for a deep and special partnership with the European Union once the UK leaves the EU,” the spokesperson added.

May’s spokesperson refused to disclose further details on what the speech would include and whether it …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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