U.K.'s Prime Minister Theresa May is taking a tough stance and ready for a "hard Brexit", leaving her countrymen with no doubts that when she says Brexit, she really means Brexit. May is expected to declare that for the U.K. to regain full control of its borders and ensure tighter security for its people, the leader is willing to sacrifice single market membership and abandon the customs union in order to pursue international trade deals.
The Telegraph reported that according to a source, May is set to go the full works of the Brexit. It is also being anticipated that May will announce that the European Court of Justice will no longer bind U.K. laws, something the Prime Minister has been in favor of since her Home Office days.
The Prime Minister is also expected to share her vision for a Global Britain, one that is more open to the world and will endeavor to build a positive relationship with its former partners in the European Union.
More importantly, May will reportedly call for unity and reach out to all after a highly divisive exit or remain referendum. May is expected to deliver a moving message, the core of which can also find resonance with Americans with the incoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The anticipated message is being predicted to run as: "one of the reasons that Britain's democracy has been such a success for so many years is that the strength of our identity as one nation, the respect we show to one another as fellow citizens, and the importance we attach to our institutions means that when a vote has been held, we all respect the result."
And in another message that could parallel American politics, May is expected to add: " The victors have the responsibility to act magnanimously. The losers have the responsibility to respect the legitimacy of the result. And the country comes together. So the country is coming together. Now we need to put an end to the division and the language associated with it. Leaver and Remainer and all the accompanying insults- and unite to make a success of Brexit and build a totally Global Britain."
Remain campaigners have criticized May's plans, and describe the hard Brexit measures as
"divisive" and "destructive" for the EU.
May is expected to deliver the speech this week to take place at Lancaster House to an audience of foreign ambassadors and diplomats.