Just over a fortnight ago, the British people voted to leave the European Union. This is the right place to talk about the future for the British economy. Why? Because in the new situation we face, we are gonna need to play to our strengths. And the British aerospace industry is clearly one of those greatest strengths.
It's the second biggest in the world. It's based on long-term investment, science, research and high skills. And its products and expertise are exported across the globe. We must make the most of the cards in front of us, not ask for a new hand. So the right relationship with Europe, higher productivity, more exports, and inward investment.
These are the things that we have to get right, and they will require a massive national effort.