We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe.
And that is why we seek a new and equal partnership – between an independent, self-governing, Global Britain and our friends and allies in the EU.
Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out. We do not seek to adopt a model already enjoyed by other countries. We do not seek to hold on to bits of membership as we leave.
Bold and ambitious speech of the Prime Minister of a nation of 65 million people - and ironical in parts, as the UK (or "Global Britain") looks both inwards and outwards at the same time.
We shall see....as we also ask "Whither the (British) Commonwealth?".
Theresa May's Brexit speech in full
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