Responding to Theresa Mays first public pronouncement in 2017 on how she plans to approach negotiations with our European colleagues Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader said,
"The Prime Minister has just thrown up a great opportunity to clarify her position on Brexit. Despite being asked a simple and clear question on at least three occasions she declined to answer. Will she prioritise taking back control of our borders over membership of the European Single Market? Her answers were vague, muddy and ultimately opaque. 'Move along nothing to see here' seems to be the PMs strategy
"She gave herself more wriggle room than a snake in a barrel. It is just not good enough. It is clear what the people of the UK voted for in June, and it is clear that she will do anything she can to delay and prevaricate on this simple instruction from the electorate. There is no purpose in delay, no purpose in leaving the air thick with claim and counter claim. This merely leaves Britain's people and businesses with nothing to work with and little to base their planning on. It is not good enough. Enough already. She needs to make it clear that if we do not get what we want, decent trading relations with our continental friends and a clear decision to return full control of immigration to Westminster, then she should simply repeal the European Communities Act.
"She tried to blame the Cameron regime for its lack of planning post the referendum. She seems to have forgotten that at the time she was Home Secretary, one of the great offices of state. If she is blaming the previous management, she cannot avoid the simple fact she was on the board at the time".