January 29, 2018 / 11:57 AM / 6 months ago

May defends record on Brexit and other policies after criticism

LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May’s record on Brexit, the environment, housing and education stands for itself, her spokesman said on Monday, defending the prime minister against criticism over her leadership style.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in this photograph received via the BBC, in her Maidenhead constituency in Britain January 6, 2018. Picture taken on January 6, 2018. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

The spokesman told reporters the prime minister had secured an agreement with the European Union to move beyond the first phase of talks, and was now moving on to a discussion of the future relationship and an implementation phase, where there were differences over details.

“I would say if you look at the Brexit negotiations, there were many people who said it wouldn’t be possible to complete the first phase. The prime minister did that ... we are now moving forward towards agreeing an implementation period and in beginning discussions on what the future partnership will look like,” he said.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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