Theresa May has promised to set out her proposals for a “truly global Britain” in speech on Brexit in the new year.
The prime minister also told MPs that Parliament would get a “proper opportunity” to discuss her plans before negotiations with the EU start.
She “fully” expected that these talks would begin by the end of next March.
And, in testy exchanges with Labour MP Yvette Cooper, Mrs May defended the inclusion of overseas students in net migration figures.
The prime minister has pledged to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting leaving talks with the EU under way, by the end of March. These can take up to two years, unless an agreement is reached to prolong the process.
Appearing before the Liaison Committee – made up of chairmen and women of Commons select committees – she said: “We will meet that timetable and don’t intend to extend the Article 50 process.
“We’ve also said we will publish more information about our approach before Article 50 is triggered. I will be making a speech early in the new year setting out more about our approach and about the opportunity I think we have as a country to use this process to forge a truly global Britain that embraces and trades with countries across the world.”
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