Senior members of the government are becoming convinced of the need for a phased British departure from the European Union to help protect the economy, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. Brexit minister David Davis heads to Brussels on Monday for a first full round of talks, with EU officials hoping the British government, yet to set out detailed proposals on several major issues, begins to show more urgency about doing a deal before Britain leaves the bloc in 2019. Hammond, who supported remaining in the EU at last year's referendum, is seen as the voice of ...
UK govt needs phased Brexit: Finance minister Philip Hammond
UK Finance Minister Hammond is seen as the voice of 'soft Brexit' within PM Theresa May's cabinet
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