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Britain's FM says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

His call to prioritise the economy will be interpreted in London as a call for close links

AFP | PTI  |  Luxembourg 

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Friday London Britain must prioritise prosperity in Brexit talks with the EU that begin next week in Brussels. "My clear view and I believe the view of the majority of people in Great Britain is we should be protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity," Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond said as he arrived for regular talks with his EU counterparts in Luxembourg. "I can confirm as we enter negotiations next week we will do so in a spirit of sincere cooperation, taking a pragmatic ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 15:42 IST
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