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UK government sees need for phased Brexit - finance minister

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By Kylie MacLellanLONDON (Reuters) - 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 ...

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 17:50 IST