Politics

Brexit delayed until 2021 as Theresa May commits UK to two year transition period

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Theresa May has confirmed the UK will seek a two year transition period after Brexit under plans which will see Britain effectively keep its existing relationship with the EU until 2021.

The Prime Minister said she wanted the UK and EU to maintain access to each other’s markets “on current terms” during the transition period.

That means the UK will effectively have to accept freedom of movement rules for the duration of the implementation period.

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