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’.
At Lancaster House @theresa_may ruled out associate membership of EU. Now in white paper she's seeking an association agreement. Compare and contrast 🤔. Think it's time for a speech explaining why and what's changed https://t.co/F1Jz8yIIjz pic.twitter.com/TTSFUKJjYy
— Henry Newman (@HenryNewman) July 12, 2018
Yet more evidence that this proposal will leave the UK hooked into elements of the European Union.