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World UK releases long-awaited and already derided Brexit plan

15:52  12 july  2018
15:52  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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In this image from TV, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives statement in the parliament Monday July 9, 2018. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May's government.(Parliamentary Recording Unit via AP): In this image from TV, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the parliament on July 9, 2018.  © The Associated Press In this image from TV, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the parliament on July 9, 2018. 

LONDON — The British government has released proposals for what it calls a "principled, pragmatic and ambitious" Brexit — plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and face likely resistance from the European Union.

The long-awaited document published Thursday aims to keep Britain and the bloc in a free market for goods, with a looser relationship for services.

But the plan has infuriated fervent Brexit supporters in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party, who think it would limit Britain's ability to strike new trade deals around the world. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both quit the government this week in protest.

Newly appointed Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the plans called for an "innovative and unprecedented economic partnership" between Britain and the EU.

'It's not too late to save Brexit,' Johnson tells UK parliament .
Britain's former foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged the government to rethink its strategy.Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned this month over May’s strategy, triggering the government's biggest crisis since she lost her parliamentary majority after calling a snap election last year.

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