Analysis: May shows her hand to a polite but sceptical Europe
John DowningTheresa May has at long last unveiled her wishlist for future relations between the UK and EU in a post-Brexit world.
- Theresa May: 'UK will commit to maintaining common travel area with Ireland'
- John Downing: May's strong message that UK will not be 'half-in/half-out' means headaches for Ireland
- 'Hard' Brexit simply means Ireland will have to be hyper-competitive to attract new business here
- May hints at mutually assured destruction to win concessions