Theresa May says UK will leave EU single market, ‘wrong’ Ivanka hits back at Trump
Posted in: CURRENT AFFAIRS
UK Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the notion that the UK could retain ‘partial’ membership of the EU even after it leaves, and promised that Britain will not remain within the EU single market.
In her Tuesday’s speech about Brexit, May said after it leaves the EU, Britain wants to trade with them “as freely as possible” but will not be “half-in, half-out” of the European Union.
However, May promised to push for the “greatest possible” to the single market even after Brexit. But remaining within the single market would mean “not leaving the EU at all,” May said.
In her speech, the Prime Minister also promised Parliament would get a vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. Most notably, May also promised that the UK will stop its “vast contributions” to the EU, something many Britons viewed as the main benefit of leaving the EU.
The single market issue is crucial because it allows the free movements of goods, services and workers between EU members. Since May has promised to get migration under strict control, EU leaders have said Britain won’t be allowed to “cherry pick” access to the EU single market while curbing the free movements of workers.
The UK government has promised to trigger Brexit by the end of March 2017.
In other news, a woman from the UK was mistaken for Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, on Twitter by none other than the U.S. President-elect himself.
On Monday, Trump retweeted praise for his daughter Ivanka from a Twitter user, who featured the wrong Ivanka’s username.
As a result, Trump’s Twitter mention was referring to Ivanka Majic, a digital consultant from Brighton. Majic later appeared on the BBC to talk about it.
Majic said that she and her husband were woken up at 6am on Monday by calls from the media saying she had been mentioned in a tweet by the U.S. President-elect.
Majic, who has worked for the UK’s Labour Party in the past, took advantage of her one-day fame and replied to Trump’s tweet: “And you're a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange.”
Majic also admitted that it was “very unusual” to be talking to both ITV and the BBC 45 minutes within waking up. The British woman also admitted that she has regularly been mistaken for Trump’s daughter on Twitter, but never by Trump himself. “Ivanka is an incredibly boring and popular Slavic girls name,” Majic said.
MYC Bulletin Writer: Polina Tikhonova