Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday told representatives of British industry that she is “determined to deliver” the Brexit deal reached last week with the EU.
Speaking at a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in London, May said “the core elements of that deal are already in place.”
“The withdrawal agreement has been agreed in full, subject of course to final agreement being reached on the future framework,” she said.
Two Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned last week after the Cabinet approved the draft deal with the majority of votes from its ministers.
“That agreement is a good one for the UK” and “it fulfills the wishes of the British people as expressed in the 2016 referendum,” May said.
“I have always had a very clear sense of the outcomes I wanted to deliver for people in these negotiations,” she added.
May said the deal will give the UK “control over our borders, by bringing an end to free movement, once and for all,” as well as “control of our money” and “control of our laws.”