Could their be hope after the Brexit vote?
Since the results of the EU referendum the UK may well have a new historic opportunity as a global champion in free trade, Theresa May will say.
The prime minister is set to make her foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London today.
She will also be stating that more needs to be done on the forces of globalisation so that communities are not left behind.
May wants to see a stronger government when it comes to changing the new industrial strategy, that will aim to spread wealth more evenly around the country.
May is looking to speak about the following: “To be the true global champion of free trade in this new modern world, we also need to do something to help those families and communities who can actually lose out from it.
“Not standing inflexibly, refusing to change and still fighting the battles of the past, but adapting to the moment, evolving our thinking and seizing the opportunities ahead.
“That is the kind of leadership we need today. And I believe that it is Britain’s historic global opportunity to provide it.”
She will add: “The government I lead is unequivocally and unashamedly pro-business … We will do everything we can to make the UK outside the EU the most attractive place for businesses to invest and grow.
“But in return, it is right to ask business to play its part in ensuring we build a country that works for everyone. And that British business, which is so often on the frontline of our engagement with the world … is seen not just to do business but to do that business in the right way.”