‘We need to take back control’ Tories pile pressure on May to speed up exit from EU
“We will not just look to forge new trade deals with other countries as we leave the EU but see how we can improve trade with other countries before we leave it, so that we will continue to strengthen our economy.”
But senior Tory backbenchers indicated a growing enthusiasm for accelerating the departure.
Former minister John Redwood said a swift Brexit would bring the maximum trade benefits. In a pamphlet for the think-tank Politeia, he wrote: “The EU leaders are urging Mrs May to speed up the UK’s plans for exit, and saying they want to get on with it. Let us agree with them! It is in the EU’s interest to sort this out quickly, and definitely in the UK’s interests.