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5 things we learned from Theresa May's Brexit white paper

5 things we learned from Theresa May's Brexit white paper

The UK Government says such a solution would tick two boxes: It would avoid the need for a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland; and without harming the internal market of the UK - "doing so in a way that fully respects the integrity of the EU's single market, customs union, and its rules-based framework".

He told The Sun Mrs May's plan would affect trade "unfortunately in a negative way".

The pro-sovereignty campaign, which advocates Britain exit the Single Market and its Free Movement regime cleanly, said in a statement: "This white paper is a complete capitulation and our government has become a national embarrassment".

May has previously said she does not believe her Brexit plans should rule out a trade deal with the United States. The president said on Tuesday, "I think they like me a lot in the United Kingdom".

May was hosting Trump at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Britain's World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill - the leader who coined the term "special relationship" for the trans-Atlantic bond.

Addressing the 100-strong group the Prime Minister said there was an "unprecedented" opportunity to do a deal that boosted jobs and growth in both countries.

The president and first lady will travel to Windsor on Friday afternoon to meet the Queen, before flying to Scotland to spend the weekend at Mr Trump's Turnberry golf resort.

I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister.

Such comments are likely to be seen as unwelcome by Mrs May, who has already faced significant political criticism for hosting Mr Trump.

"I would have done it much differently". "If you look, she probably went the opposite way". "I would actually say she probably went the opposite way". And that is fine.

But warning the EU27 would respond together, she added: 'We are looking forward to interesting discussions, but we will also have these discussions inspired by the spirit of friendship and the wish to have good relations in the future'.




'I'd like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly, ' he said.

Referring to planned protests today, Trump added: "I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important".

Asked if the ex-minister could be in No. 10 one day, he replied: "Well I am not pitting one against the other".

"It delivers on the vote that people gave on Brexit, it delivers the fact that we will have an end to free movement, we will have an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom, we won't be sending vast contributions to the EU every year, we'll be out of the Common Agricultural Policy, out of the Common Fisheries Policy", she said.

"I think it's a travesty of British values".

Mr Trump sparked controversy before he had even touched down at Stansted Airport, Essex, for his four day "working visit" by attacking Downing Street's handling of the Brexit negotiations.

In fact, much of Britain's division over Brexit - which has split the governing Conservative party and the public at large - stems from the June 2016 referendum on withdrawing from the European Union not including language about would come next.

'The people voted to break it up so I would imagine that's what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route - I don't know if that is what they voted for'.

But Mr Trump said the prime minister is a "very good person" denying claims he called her a bossy schoolteacher, or said she was boring.

The proposals have opened up splits in the Conservative Party, with David Davis and Boris Johnson resigning as Brexit secretary and foreign secretary respectively over it. His remarks on Brexit came the same day May's government published long-awaited proposals for Britain's relations with the European Union after it leaves the bloc next year.