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Brexit: May To Publish White Paper with ‘Explanations’ On Key Aspects of UK’s Post-EU Vision
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British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to publish a white paper setting out "precise explanations" on key aspects of Britain's Brexit vision.
In this regard, Brexit secretary David Davis hailed the promised document to come next month as "our most significant publication on the EU since the referendum".
Meanwhile, aides indicated it will cover future trade, financial services regulation and clearly establish the UK's position on the vexed issue at the heart of withdrawal negotiations - future customs relations.
The paper is an attempt to get on the front foot in Brussels amid fears that EU negotiators too often set the agenda, to reassure Tory MPs that May has a coherent plan and give civil servants a framework upon which to take decisions.
But it comes amid deadlock in cabinet over customs relations, stalemate in parliament in efforts to pass Brexit legislation and claims from the EU that no progress has been made in negotiations since March.
May confirmed to her cabinet on Tuesday that that the government is producing the white paper on its proposed future relationship with the EU.
For his part, Davis told the meeting: "This will be our most significant publication on the EU since the referendum."
"It will communicate our ambition for the UK's future relationship with the EU, in the context of our vision for the UK's future role in the world," he further added.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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