Theresa May must be thinking about Brexit in March 2019 — not a 2022 election

THE Prime Minister should be thinking about March 2019, not a 2022 election.

Between attempting to get a deal that works for Britain and preparing for a No Deal if Brussels bureaucrats remain so inflexible, there is PLENTY of work to do over the coming months.

Alamy Live News Theresa May must prepare us for a clean break from the EU – so get on with that, Prime Minister[/caption]

Thinking about four years’ time is an unnecessary distraction.

For one thing she needs to insist that her civil servants — and some of her Cabinet colleagues — get with the programme. Many of them need to listen to Sir Christopher Meyer, a former Remainer who is now looking forward to a brighter future free of the EU’s iron grip.

It is crucial that everybody involved in these next vital months of negotiations is genuinely ambitious about what Britain can be as a truly independent country.

We have the fifth-largest economy in the world and we’re a “soft-power” titan.

Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister from 1979-1990 and Mrs May hopes to match this length of time in office Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister from 1979-1990 and Mrs May hopes to match her 11 years in office

There might be people in Brussels who think we are doomed to failure once we leave — but there shouldn’t be any ­sitting on our side of the table.

If the Government prepares us properly for a clean break over the coming months, we’ve no reason to be scared for the future. It will strengthen our hand in negotiations, too.

So get on with THAT, Prime Minister.

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