British Prime Minister Theresa May has obtained her Cabinet’s agreement for a proposal that would see Britain strive for a free trade deal in goods with the European Union after it leaves the bloc in March 2019. Ministers discussed the proposal for hours at the prime minister’s Chequers country residence outside London as May tried to unite her bitterly divided Cabinet on a vision for Britain’s post-Brexit economic relationship with the EU. “This is a proposal that I believe will be good for the UK and good for the EU and I look forward to it being received positively,” May told reporters late Friday. Win for Brexit hawks, win for Brexit doves The proposal would withdraw Britain from most parts of the EU’s single market and customs union for goods and services, removing the UK from the EU’s legal jurisdiction, allowing it to strike new trade deals with third countries and ending unfettered free movement of people from the continent to Britain. Who’s who in Brexit? Britain’s embattled skipper: Theresa May May became prime minister after David Cameron resigned from the post in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote in June 2016. Despite her position, she has struggled to define what kind… Read full this story
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