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British PM Theresa May sets out 12 point Brexit agenda: UK 'will not hold on to bits of EU membership'

British Prime Minister Theresa May On Tuesday Revealed The 12 Negotiating Objectives For Brexit In Her Much-anticipated Speech In London. In The Most Important Speech Yet On Britain’s Exit From The European Union (EU), May Stressed The Country’s Ambition To Reach Out Beyond Europe To Build New Trading Relationships With Countries Like India.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 17 Jan 2017, 06:26:35 PM
British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her much-anticipated Brexit speech (Getty Image)

New Delhi:

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday revealed the 12 negotiating objectives for Brexit in her much-anticipated speech in London.

In the most important speech yet on Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), May stressed the country’s ambition to reach out beyond Europe to build new trading relationships with countries like India.

“We seek a new and equal partnership between an independent, self-governing, global Britain and our friends and allies in the EU. Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out,” she said during her address at Lancaster House to senior British officials working on Brexit and representatives from around the world.

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#UK "will not hold on to bits of EU membership": PM Theresa May on Brexit.

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#British government will place final Brexit deal before parliament for its approval: PM Theresa May.

#It remains overwhelmingly and compellingly in Britain's national interest that EU should succeed: PM Theresa May during speech on Brexit.

#PM Theresa May says she wants the UK to be "fairer, more secure, united and outward looking" as a result of Brexit

#Britons voted for change 6 months ago for brighter future, not just to leave EU but to embrace wider world: British PM

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First Published : 17 Jan 2017, 06:01:00 PM