UK government Brexit paper stresses May's priorities

Britain would seek comprehensive free trade agreement with EU but not an unlimited transitional status


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British PM Theresa May. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: The British government published a "White Paper" policy document on Thursday, setting out its plans for coming negotiations on leaving the European Union.

The 77-page paper reiterated the 12 priorities set out by Prime Minister Theresa May during a speech last month, including that Britain would seek a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU but not an unlimited transitional status.

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It added that the time needed to phase in any new arrangements on issues such as immigration controls and customs systems after leaving the EU may differ.

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