Britain must unite to seize opportunities of Brexit, says Theresa May

Britain must unite to seize opportunities of Brexit, says Theresa May

Britain must unite to seize opportunities of Brexit, says Theresa May

It was on March 29, 2017 that the May government set in motion the two-year exitprocess under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by sending a letter to Brussels about the UK's decision to leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum resulted in a 52%-48% leave vote.

Among those challenges will be holding together the United Kingdom, made up of four nations which diverged at the referendum: Wales and England voted to leave the EU, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain.

President of Universities UK and vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool Janet Beer said the phase one Brexit and transition agreements provide much needed certainty for the almost 50,000 European Union nationals working across UK universities, who are now clearer on what their post-Brexit rights will look like.

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The PM then headed to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to meet with a local parent and toddler group.

"Make no mistake, this government is absolutely committed to the devolution settlements as we have demonstrated beyond question with landmark pieces of legislation over the last few years".

The business group, Ibec, has written to the British Prime Minister to express its deep concerns at the way the Brexit talks process is moving.

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Mrs May also set out a vision of economic prosperity at home, and influence overseas, trading freely with friends and partners across Europe and beyond.

Addressing voters, she said the UK "will thrive as a strong and united country that works for everyone, no matter whether you voted Leave or Remain". Since formal negotiations began between the two sides in June a year ago, an agreement has been struck on a Brexit "divorce bill", but the crucial issue of how they will trade together in the longer term has yet to be settled.

Overhauling NHS funding arrangements and ploughing more money into education are among the plans for post-Brexit Britain, Theresa May has told ITV News. The European Union's top Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, applauded the clarity promised by May as well as her acknowledgement that the United Kingdom will need to make certain compromises.

It is still not certain that the parliament will vote for an as yet not negotiated deal in the autumn.

Her message will attempt to show unity across the country.

When asked whether Brexit is good or bad for the country, the margin remains very slim - with 46% responding it is a bad idea and 44% saying it is a good idea.

With only a year left before Britain leaves the European Union, May seems more willing to compromise on key issues.

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