The Brexit Secretary said the paper describes the view of how the new partnership with Brussels will look.
He told the House of Commons there were 12 objectives which will “guide the Government in fulfilling the democratic will of the people”.
David Davis revealed there were 12 objectives in the Brexit plan
● Providing certainty and clarity where we can as we approach the negotiations.
● Taking control of our own laws and statute book.
● Strengthening the Union by securing a deal that works for the whole of the UK.
● Maintaining the Common Travel Area and protecting our strong historic ties with Ireland.
● Controlling immigration from the EU.
● Securing the rights for EU citizens already living in the UK and the rights of UK nationals living in the EU.
● Protecting and enhancing existing workers’ rights.
● Ensuring free trade with European markets whilst forging a new strategic partnership with the EU.
● Forging ambitious free trade agreements with other countries across the world.
● Ensuring the United Kingdom remains the best place for science and innovation.
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● Cooperating in the fight against crime and terrorism.
● And, finally, delivering a smooth, orderly exit from the EU.
Mr Davis was speaking to the House of Commons on Thursday
The Brexit Secretary mistakenly said Brexit had already happened, causing raucous laughter in the House.