The UK Parliament is set to vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement on December 11. Prime Minister Theresa May will start her nationwide tour today to secure the vote. Northern Ireland and Wales are her destinations today.
For Norther Ireland, May said in a statement on her visit that “having been told by the EU that we would need to split the UK in two, we are leaving as one United Kingdom.” And, “my deal delivers for every corner of the UK and I will work hard to strengthen the bonds that unite us as we look ahead to our future outside of the EU.”
May is also expected to highlight the benefits of her deal for businesses and said it has support from manufacturers who “need to be able to trade freely across the border with Ireland and have unfettered access to the rest of the United Kingdom’s market”.