* We are leaving the EU
Prime Minister Theresa May has officially ruled out a second referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union, stating there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.
May told the Munich Security Conference: «We are leaving the EU and there is no question of a second referendum or going back and I think that’s important,»
Upon being asked if Britain would consider the idea of a second vote, the Prime Minister responded: «People in the UK feel very strongly that if we take a decision, then governments should not turn around and say no you got that wrong.»
Mrs May was speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday morning, where she also called for a new security treaty with the EU that should be up and running by 2019. The objective for this new treaty is to ensure military, intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation after London leaves the bloc.
«The key aspects of our future partnership in this area will already be effective from 2019,» she said.
She added: «The partnership that we need to create is one that offers UK and EU way to combine our efforts to greatest effect where this is in our shared interest.»
Mrs May also spoke of the importance of security matters for both the EU and the UK upon the introduction of Brexit, warning the EU of «damaging real-world consequences» if issues arise over the institutional arrangements Britain will have with the EU after it leaves.
«So let our message ring out loud and clear today: we will not let that happen. We will keep our people safe, now and in the years to come.»
* The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at:Munich Security Conference 2018
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