In the joint press conference with Kenya’s prime minister, May was asked to answer a Sky News journalist’s question about Brexit with a direct answer.
“Do you think Britain, in the short-to-medium term, will be more powerful, more prosperous, in the world as a result of Brexit?" Lewis Goodall, Sky News’ political correspondent, asked.
However, she refused to commit herself to a yes or no answer and suggested the journalist shouldn’t have asked the question in the first place, as he had already asked for her thoughts on the matter on a separate occasion.
“If you know the answer I’m going to give to your question, why are you asking the question? Because there are indeed opportunities… A lot of focus is on the trade opportunities around the world, but what we see is a global Britain, an independent Britain outside the European Union,” PM May said in a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday.
"Why are you asking the question?" — Theresa May dodges a question from @lewis_goodall about whether Britain will be more prosperous post-Brexit.— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) August 30, 2018
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Earlier, PM May announced the signing of a new security treaty to promote peace and stability in Africa, while also pledging additional funding to the African Union in Somalia to counter al-Shabaab militants.