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Germany: Chancellor Hammond says UK wants 'anchored' link to EU after Brexit01:06

Germany: Chancellor Hammond says UK wants 'anchored' link to EU after Brexit

Germany, Berlin
June 27, 2017 at 15:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said he wished to keep the British economy "firmly in the European mainstream" despite the Brexit vote, speaking at the Economy Congress of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in Berlin, Tuesday.

"While Britain may be leaving the political structures of the European Union, we are emphatically not leaving Europe. And I believe, I do believe that Britain and the EU still have much to offer each other in a future working together as partners," said Hammond, prompting an applause by the attendees.

Hammond added, "Our economy is firmly in the European mainstream and it is our ardent wish to be able to keep it anchored there. Last Thursday marked a year since the British people voted to leave the European Union. They voted to be outside of the EU's political structures, but not to turn their backs on Europe."

Germany: Chancellor Hammond says UK wants 'anchored' link to EU after Brexit01:06
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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said he wished to keep the British economy "firmly in the European mainstream" despite the Brexit vote, speaking at the Economy Congress of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) in Berlin, Tuesday.

"While Britain may be leaving the political structures of the European Union, we are emphatically not leaving Europe. And I believe, I do believe that Britain and the EU still have much to offer each other in a future working together as partners," said Hammond, prompting an applause by the attendees.

Hammond added, "Our economy is firmly in the European mainstream and it is our ardent wish to be able to keep it anchored there. Last Thursday marked a year since the British people voted to leave the European Union. They voted to be outside of the EU's political structures, but not to turn their backs on Europe."

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