UK: Amid criticism, regime tries to show unity on Brexit

Source: Sacramento Bee

“The British government tried to fight back Sunday against criticisms that it is divided and unprepared for Brexit, saying it will set out detailed plans for the U.K.’s exit from the European Union and issuing a joint statement by two Cabinet rivals over Europe. Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a strong supporter of leaving the European Union, and the more pro-EU Treasury chief Philip Hammond, wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that they agreed there should be a ‘time-limited’ transition period after Britain formally leaves the bloc in 2019, to avoid a ‘cliff-edge’ for people and businesses. Fox and Hammond said the transition period ‘cannot be indefinite; it cannot be a back door to staying in the EU.'” (08/13/17)