Theresa May: Help me fulfil promise of Brexit

Theresa May: I am ambitious for Brexit

Theresa May has called on voters from both sides of the EU debate to back her in next week’s general election to “fulfil the promise of Brexit”.

In a bid to focus on Brexit after being criticised for avoiding a TV debate, she said it could bring “enormous” opportunities.

She said Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was “not up to the job” of managing it.

But Mr Corbyn accused the Tories of creating a “toxic climate” in EU talks, using “hectoring and threats”.

And the Lib Dems said the PM’s “hard Brexit” approach would harm the economy.

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Mrs May used a high-profile speech to set out her vision of European Union withdrwal as part of a “great national mission” to build a “stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain”.

With just a week to go to the election, the prime minister said this future could only be delivered if voters backed the Conservatives when they went to the polls on 8 June.

In a speech in Teesside, she said: “If they do, I am confident that we can fulfil the promise of Brexit together and build a Britain that is stronger, fairer and even more prosperous than it is today.”

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This issue includes the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Brexit negotiations and future relations with Europe.

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