Mr. Speaker, a new deep and special partnership between a sovereign United Kingdom, and a strong and successful European Union, is our ambition and our offer to our European friends. Achieving that partnership, will require leadership and flexibility not just from us, but from our friends, the 27 nations of the EU.
And as we look forward to the next stage, the ball is in their court. But I'm optimistic that it will receive a positive response.>> There is a clear sequencing to these talks. And there has been so far no solution found on step one, which is the divorce proceedings.
So, the ball is entirely in the UK court.