May now seeking 'association agreement' with EU

Theresa May’s White Paper is now seeking an ‘association agreement’ with the European Union – after previously ruling out a similar arrangement.

In her Lancaster House speech, Theresa May said: “Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out.”

But now, the government White Paper setting out her plan includes an ‘association agreement’.

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Yet more evidence that this proposal will leave the UK hooked into elements of the European Union.