Largely quiet since returning from her summer break, the British prime minister will use the address to explain how a raft of position papers recently published by the government offers a vision of a “deep and special partnership” with the European Union. She will make the case for non-stop talks aimed at paving the way for a long-term trade deal.
The European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, appeared to give the date away on Monday when explaining to lawmakers in Brussels why the next round of talks could be pushed back a week.
“Apparently there will be an important intervention by the British prime minister in the coming days, foreseen on Sept. 21, and then it’s a little bit stupid that there is this mixed with the negotiation round.”
The U.K. refused to confirm the delay in negotiations and an official said the Belgian politician was wrong on the date.
But the speech will …