Brexit: Theresa May says talks won’t start in 2016

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Theresa May has said the UK will not be­gin of­fi­cial ne­go­ti­a­tions on leav­ing the EU this year as she held talks with Ger­many’s An­gela Merkel.

Speak­ing in Ber­lin, the UK PM said se­cur­ing a “sen­si­ble and or­derly de­par­ture” from the EU would take time.

But she in­sisted the UK would not “walk away” from Europe and wanted to re­tain the “clos­est eco­nomic links”.

Mrs Merkel said the two sides de­sired to get the “best re­sult for Bri­tain” but urged more clar­ity on tim­ing.

Ear­lier, a mil­i­tary guard of honour greeted Mrs May, who suc­ceeded David Cameron a week ago.

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