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Prime Minister sets out UK government Brexit approach

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The Prime Minister disclosed the principles that will guide Britain's withdrawal from the EU and confirmed that the final agreement would be put before both houses of Parliament for approval.

Twelve Priorities

Theresa May set out twelve negotiation priorities which will be the cornerstone of the UK's approach, including controlling migration from the EU, leaving the EU single market, stopping annual contributions to the EU budget, seeking a comprehensive trade deal with the EU, guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain and the rights of the British nationals in other member states as early as possible, and maintaining a common travel area with the Republic of Ireland. 

The NHS

While there was not direct mention of the NHS, there was some acknowledgment of workforce issues and the importance of research, innovation and technology. 

Mrs May mentioned the importance of continuing EU collaboration on science and research initiatives and specifically mentioned the importance of medical technologies. She also made reference to guaranteeing the rights of EU migrants currently living and working in the UK.

Read the Prime Minister's statement in full here.


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