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PM May says wants maximum possible access to EU market post-Brexit
October 12, 2016 / 11:28 AM / a year ago

PM May says wants maximum possible access to EU market post-Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will see a deal with the European Union that will include maximum possible access to the bloc’s single market once it leaves the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Number 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions at parliament in London, Britain October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“What we are going to do is be ambitious in our negotiation, to negotiate the best deal for the British people and that will include the maximum possible access to the European market for firms to trade with and operate within,” she told parliament, adding that the deal must also include curbs on immigration.

May also said an announcement earlier this month that the government would consider making it harder for British companies to employ workers from outside the EU was not about “naming and shaming” companies.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Peter Hobson; Editing by Elisabeth O'Leary

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