One striking statement (and in line with earlier statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer) was the threat to walk away from Europe and the European socio-economic model if negotiation do not yield what the UK government would consider
a good deal. Would that really imply a move towards low-tax, low-regulation, cheap labour economy attracting away investment and jobs from the Continent? The Brexit vote is often seen as a vote against the globalized “neo-liberal” capitalism.
The Prime Minister seems to “understand” that, with a focus more on a more inclusive economy, even if at the expense of growth. It seems doubtful a new economic model along the lines described above would match this narrative. Ultimately,
the Brexit vote was not a vote in favour of Thatcher 2.0!! So, it seems to be a rather empty threat!