British PM seeks ‘right deal’ for Brexit

Hauwa Abubakar, London

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will negotiate the right deal for the UK following the country’s vote to leave the EU.

May was responding to MPs during ‘Prime Minister Questions’ session in the House of Commons.

In a heated debate, opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister was not clear on the right choices to pursue as the government preparets to begin negotiations to leave the EU based on Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.

“She doesn’t seem to have answers to the big questions facing Britain…the treasury forecast is a 66billion loss to the economy 7.5% loss to the GDP. Can the Prime Minister now confirm that access to the single market is a red line for the government or is it not?”

May however said the Brexit deal would aim to achieve maximum possible access to the single market, adding that the British people also wanted “maximum control” over immigration.

“What we are going to do is be ambitious in our negotiations to negotiate the best deal for the British people and that will include the maximum possible access to the European market for-first; trade with and operate within the European market.”

Some senior politicians are demanding a full vote on the UK’s negotiating stance ahead of full discussions with the EU but the government has so far ruled it out.

Hauwa M.