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May Spells Out Immigration Limits as the First Brexit Red Line

  • Brexit ‘must mean control on the numbers of people who come’
  • Cabinet to ‘push ahead to Article 50’ without Parliament vote
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Sterling Negativity Lingers as May Sets Brexit Red Lines

Theresa May set out the first of her red lines for Brexit negotiations, saying she wants to end the free movement of people coming to the U.K. from the European Union and suggesting she’s willing to leave the bloc’s single market to do so.

Ministers meeting on Wednesday at May’s country residence agreed Britain should seek a bespoke deal with the EU on its own terms, rather than copying those for Norway or Canada, the premier’s office said. The cabinet also decided there’s no need for a parliamentary vote before triggering two years of formal exit talks.