Facing a leadership crisis after two of her cabinet ministers — Dominic Raab and Esther McVey– resigned one after the other today, PM Theresa May continued to defend her Brexit plan in Parliament.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) November 15, 2018
In her Commons speech today, May said that the declaration will end free movement “once and for all”, and a new skills-based immigration will be implemented.
She added: “The UK will become an independent costal state once again,” she says, outlining plans to leave the blocs Common Fisheries Policy – at the end of the transition period. When I first became PM in 2016 there was no ready made blueprint for Brexit – I’ve been committed day and night to delivering Brexit.
“But I’ve also said withdrawing from the EU after 40 years… would be complex and hardwork… a Brexit that is in the national interest is possible.
“Once a final deal is agreed I will bring it to Parliament and ask MPs to give it backing.”
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the withdrawal agreement represents a “huge and damaging failure”.