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Brexit Bulletin: Theresa May Plays Her Own Tune

Some of her cabinet colleagues probably won’t be happy.
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Theresa May is setting her own terms for post-Brexit Britain.

During her weekend trip to China for her first G-20 summit, the U.K. prime minister was dismissive of the proposal by Boris Johnson, now her foreign secretary, for a “points-based” immigration system. May also refused to endorse the suggestion that she withdraw from the single market for trade.

The comments drew attacks from those who were keenest to quit the bloc such as former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage. Downing Street held firm, declaring an Australia-style system "will not work and is not an option."