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Top UK ministers: Brexit transition cannot be back door to staying in EU

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By William James and Alistair SmoutLONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs a transition period to soften its exit from the European Union, but it cannot be used to stop Brexit, two senior ministers said on Sunday, signalling a truce between rival factions in Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet.May's Brexit strategy has been the subject of open debate among her top team ever since a botched June election which weakened her authority and exposed differences of opinion over how Britain should manage its departure from the bloc.However, the pro-European finance minister Philip Hammond and ardent ...

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 14:42 IST