The UK Prime Minister Theresa May will today set out her Brexit strategy in a long-awaited speech at Lancaster House, London.

May is expected to say that she wants a “truly global Britain” which will remain the “best friend” of the remaining EU Member States. May is also expected to say that Britain is not seeking to “hold on to bits of membership” as it leaves the EU. Downing Street also said that May will set out 12 negotiating priorities for the upcoming EU withdrawal talks, which will be driven by the principles of certainty and clarity and the aims to make Britain stronger, fairer and “truly global”.

Follow this Brexit Blog for an update and analysis of the key points following May’s speech later today.