Theresa May tells Brussels ‘give us FULL border control or we WILL...

Theresa May tells Brussels ‘give us FULL border control or we WILL QUIT the single market’

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THE Prime Minister will threaten to end Britain’s single market membership if the UK is not given full control of its borders in a landmark ‘Brexit vision’ speech later this month.

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Theresa May is set to outline her “vision for Britain outside of the EU” following recent claims there is no concrete Brexit plan just months before Article 50 is due to be triggered.

The speech is expected to focus heavily on the economy and immigration, two of the key issues for voter in June’s EU referendum.

Mrs May is expected to claim that while Britain would ideally like to retain single market access, she will not hesitate to walk away from the UK’s European Economic Area membership if Brussels bureaucrats try to frustrate the Government’s attempts to reclaim control of Britain’s borders.

This move is designed to give Mrs May’s Brexit strategy a clearer definition and looks set to frustrate many Remain supporters, who are desperate for Britain to retain access to the single market.

Theresa May is not afraid to walk away from the single market if Brussels do not agree to border control demands

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis – two high-profile Brexiteers – are reportedly having significant input into Mrs May’s speech, although Trade Secretary Liam Fox, another ardent Brexit supporter, has allegedly been kept out of discussions.

A source told the Telegraph: “It’s going to be incredibly significant.

“It will cover everything from the single market to immigration. It will be substantial.”

Meanwhile, a Government minister has backed the Prime Minister to deliver a “strong message” regarding Britain’s EU exit.

The unidentified minister said: “She needs to make clear that Britain is prepared to leave the single market or they [the European Union] will try to screw us down.

David Davis (L) and Boris Johnson (2nd L) are reportedly having a significant input in the Brexit speechGETTY

David Davis (L) and Boris Johnson (2nd L) are reportedly having a significant input in the speech

“She needs to send a strong message ahead of the negotiations.

“Britain can always say we would like access to the single market but not full membership.”

The speech is set be delivered after the Supreme Court ruling which will decide whether she has to formally consult Parliament before triggering Article 50.

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