Britain aims to become ‘global champion of free trade’, May says

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that post-Brexit Britain has a historic opportunity to become the global champion of free trade.

May made the comments during her first foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet in the City of London.

The Prime Minister said: "To be the true global champion of free trade in this new modern world, we also need to do something to help those families and communities who can actually lose out from it.

"Not standing inflexibly, refusing to change and still fighting the battles of the past, but adapting to the moment, evolving our thinking and seizing the opportunities ahead.

"That is the kind of leadership we need today. And I believe that it is Britain's historic global opportunity to provide it. This is a new direction - a new approach to managing the forces of globalisation so that they work for all - and it is the course on which the government I lead has embarked.”