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May Answers the Big Brexit Question

MIN READJan 18, 2017 | 01:13 GMT

British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech outlining the United Kingdom's Brexit strategy was light on details about several aspects of the upcoming negotiations.

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A speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday answered the biggest outstanding question about the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union: It will not try to stay in the bloc's single market. Instead, May explained, her government will push for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union. She emphasized that regaining control of immigration policy would take precedence over remaining a member of the EU single market. But while her speech clarified some questions about the Brexit process and the United Kingdom's future course, it left several major issues unaddressed....

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