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U.K. Holds Back Historic Files on EU as It Prepares for Brexit

  • Almost half of 1992 files on Europe not released to archives
  • Policy is ‘profoundly shocking,’ says Labour’s Trickett
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As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for the next round of Brexit negotiations, her government has held back publication of secret files relating to the creation of the European Union.

The documents from 1992 were due to be released Friday at the National Archives under British rules that allow government papers to enter the public domain. Out of 495 files from the prime minister’s office that year, a total of 114 were held back. Of those, 12 related to European policy.