Brexit and election boost for Theresa May

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Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU Commissioner for Trade

THE day after Prime Minister Theresa May met with EU President Jean-Claude Juncker, she received some very positive Brexit news.

Having warned that if she was unable to strike a decent trade deal with the EU that she would be prepared to leave the Union without any deal at all, it first appeared that the leaders of the other 27 states were unhappy with what they considered to be a threat.

Arguing that the Conservatives are the only party capable of managing Brexit in this current election campaign, she received a major boost when Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU Commissioner for Trade, gave a speech in Copenhagen.

Speaking to delegates and the press about negotiations over Brexit she is quoted as saying “It’s uncharted territory but I’m sure we will solve it. We will have a free trade agreement that is for sure.”

EU leaders are in the process of agreeing the EU strategy for Brexit negotiations which will be confirmed after the British General Election but this comment from such a senior EU representative must help to reinforce voter confidence in Mrs May’s strategy.

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