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Britain's May defends stance on post-Brexit financial services rules

If we were to accept 'passporting' we'd just be a rule taker, we'd have to abide by the rules that were being set elsewhere: Theresa May

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Theresa May
UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Britain's financial sector is too important to the to allow a post-Brexit relationship that does not allow its regulators to set their own rules, Prime Minister Theresa said.

"If we were to accept 'passporting' we'd just be a rule taker, we'd have to abide by the rules that were being set elsewhere," said in an interview with the BBC when asked why she did not want to keep the arrangement that allows cross border European Union trade in financial services.

"Given the importance of financial stability, of ensuring the City of London, we can't just take the same rules without any say in them," said in an interview recorded on Friday after a speech setting out her Brexit objectives.

First Published: Sun, March 04 2018. 19:27 IST
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