The Daily Express:Theresa May warns of ‘dire consequences’ if Britain does not secure clean break from EU19 May 2017 | 03:59 | FOCUS News Agency
The Prime Minister vowed not to “fudge the issue – to be half-in and half-out of the EU” if the Conservatives win next month’s General Election.
In a bid to woo committed Brexiteers and Ukip voters, Mrs May pledged to take Britain completely out of both the single market and the customs union.
She also kept the pledge to cut migration in the UK to fewer than 100,000 per year, despite failing to do so in her six years as Home Secretary in David Cameron’s Government.
The Prime Minister said getting the best Brexit deal was the single most important challenge facing her Government over the next five years.
Brexit, the economy, social divisions, an ageing society and technology are listed as the five “giant challenges” in the Conservative manifesto.
Mrs May said: “Make no mistake, the central challenge we face is negotiating the best deal for Britain in Europe.
“Our future prosperity, our place in the world, our standard of living, and the opportunities we want for our children – and our children’s children – each and every one depends on having the strongest possible hand as we enter those negotiations in order to get the best Brexit deal for families across this country.
“If we fail, the consequences for Britain and for the economic security of ordinary working people will be dire. If we succeed, the opportunities ahead of us are great.”
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