Brexit talks: Hammond says jobs and economy a priority
Chancellor Philip Hammond has pronounced that a UK should concentration on safeguarding jobs and a economy on a eve of Brexit talks with a European Union.
Mr Hammond pronounced a UK “should prioritise safeguarding jobs, safeguarding mercantile expansion and safeguarding prosperity”.
The chancellor pronounced Theresa May had set out her preferred outcome in her Lancaster House debate in January.
But he pronounced a UK would take a “pragmatic” proceed to talks.
Mr Hammond had been due to give during debate during Mansion House in a City of London on Thursday, and there had been conjecture he would set out his prophesy for a “soft” Brexit – that could meant a UK maintaining closer ties to a singular marketplace and presumably remaining within a etiquette union.
However, a debate was cancelled following a Grenfell Tower tragedy in West London.
Speaking brazen of a assembly with other EU leaders in Brussels on Friday, Mr Hammond said: “We’ve set out really clearly a preferred outcome in a Prime Minister’s Lancaster House debate and in a Article 50 minute that we’ve sent.
“But it is a negotiation, and as we go into that traffic my transparent view. and we trust a perspective of a infancy of people in Britain, is that we should prioritise safeguarding jobs, safeguarding mercantile expansion and safeguarding wealth as we enter those negotiations and take them forward.”
In her Lancaster House speech, Mrs May had pronounced that a UK would not sojourn a member of a singular market. She also said: “I am equally transparent that no understanding for Britain is improved than a bad understanding for Britain.”
Mr Hammond pronounced on Friday: “I can endorse that as we enter negotiations subsequent week, we will do so in a suggestion of frank cooperation, holding a useful proceed to perplexing to find a resolution that works both for a UK and for a European Union 27.”
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