We will continue our track record of meeting high standards after we leave the European Union. Now I know that, for one reason or another, there are some people who sought to question that these are really our intentions. They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom, with Britain plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction.
These fears about a race to the bottom are based on nothing. Not our history, not our intentions, not our national interest. Indeed, we are working towards a deal later this year. And, frankly, in my last couple of days of visits, everything I've seen indicates that that's well on the cards.