I would like to see us leaving the European Union on the 1st of January 2019, well ahead of the election period that will follow. That means that we will have to activate the Article 50 process before the end of this year. But we cannot lose momentum and risk the derailing of the British people's decision by stealth.
I've sat around the table with the American president, with Chancellor Merkel and others. I have visited our troops in the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq. Politics is not a game, thank you.