Office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May called rumors the information that appeared in the British press, according to which she chose the "hard" version of Brexit. It is expected that May will announce her decision on Tuesday, Russian BBC Service reports.
The publication notes that Downing Street does not comment or confirm virtually any leaks about the content of the speech, however, some conclusions can be made. Accordingly, one may track the approximate path that May is going to follow on the way to the implementation of exit from the EU.
Her intention to control immigration suggests that May is ready to sacrifice access to the single market and the desire to enter into trade agreement with countries like New Zealand means a willingness to leave the EU customs union.
Articles about the possible content of the May’s speech were published on Sunday by several British newspapers. They argue that the Prime Minister announced the readiness of the EU to withdraw using the so-called "hard scenario".
This refers to the country's exit from the single European market.
"The soft scenario", advocated by supporters of European integration, is intended to preserve market access - but in this case Britain would have to retain the right of EU citizens to freely enter the county. It is also expected that in this speech May will call to put an end to disputes and mutual insults between supporters of Brexit and the supporters of continued EU membership. Prime Minister, as the newspaper claimed, is to call on the nation to unite and ensure the success of "Brexit".
May has prepared her speech at the Parliament request, which asked to publish an exit plan from the EU before the start of official talks with Brussels on this subject. They called the retention or rejection of EU single market access the main issue.