Ru­mours of Brexit walk­out

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

BRI­TISH busi­ness lead­ers have been told to brace for the pos­si­bil­ity that Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s govern­ment might walk out of Brexit talks this year, ac­cord­ing to the Sun­day Tele­graph. The move would be de­signed for “do­mes­tic con­sump­tion” to show the govern­ment was ne­go­ti­at­ing hard with the EU, the news­pa­per re­ported. The news­pa­per did not re­veal how it ob­tained the in­for­ma­tion. The Sun­day Tele­graph said the brief­ing of busi­ness lead­ers by a se­nior May aide took place af­ter last month’s gen­eral elec­tion and the per­son had since left in the re­cent over­haul at the top of govern­ment. May’s of­fice did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment. The Sun­day Tele­graph quoted a source in May’s of­fice say­ing a re­treat from talks was not part of its plans.

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