Theresa May has promised to build a country which works for everyone
The Prime Minister urged Britons to unite and “look to the future” as she prepares to negotiate with her European counterparts.
The former Home Secretary outlined her 12-point Brexit plan on Tuesday and warned EU leaders she would follow through with her plans amid claims that “no deal is better than a bad deal for Britain”.
Mrs May again offered a bold vision for Britain this week and issued a follow-up message to consolidate support for Brexit.
The Prime Minister said Brexit was not only a vote to Leave the grasps of EU bureaucracy, but a “vote to change the way our whole country works” and “a vote to build a stronger, fairer Britain that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.
“A Britain – and a Brexit – that works for ordinary working people.”
Theresa May outlined her plans for Brexit earlier this week
We will make Britain fairer for ordinary working people by getting control of the numbers coming here from the European Union
Talking to the Sun, Mrs May reiterated her desire to leave the single market and take control of immigration.
She said: “We will make Britain fairer for ordinary working people by getting control of the numbers coming here from the European Union.
“We will continue to attract the brightest and best to work or study here and we will always welcome individual migrants as friends.
“But by leaving the single market and ending freedom of movement, this process will be managed properly. So we will be the ones to decide who gets to come here and when.”
She added: “Indeed, under my leadership, not only will the Government protect the rights of workers’. We will build on them.
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“And we will guarantee the rights of EU citizens living here, and the rights of British nationals in other member states, as soon as we can.
"We will build a new trading relationship with our partners in Europe, but we will also be free to do new trade deals with countries from outside the EU too. And we will continue to co-operate with our friends and allies in Europe in critical areas such as science and technology and the fight against crime and terrorism.
"Taken together, this will amount to a new and equal partnership between an independent, self-governing, Global Britain and our friends and allies in the EU."
Theresa May will have to negotiate with EU leaders
She also appealed to young families to reaffirm she was looking to reform the education system and make sure “every child has the opportunity to thrive in a post-Brexit Britain”.
The Prime Minister has previously promised to reintroduce grammar schools after they were outlawed by former Labour leader Tony Blair.
Mrs May added that she planned to “strengthen the precious union between the four nations of our United Kingdom” and would try to keep the Common Travel Area with the Republic of Ireland – an open borders agreement between the two countries.