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Brexit deepens existential crisis of UK and European Union

Mon Jan 09 19:26:02 EST 2017 | World Socialist Web Site
Prime Minister Theresa May used her first interview of the New Year with Sky News to fend off criticisms of her government for having no plan over how to leave the European Union (EU) or for post-Brexit Britain. She stated that her overarching concern would be to insist on ending free movement of EU labour even if this clashes with securing access to the single market. However, she then claimed that her demands for “control of our borders, control of our laws” would be met while securing the bes..

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