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May tries to reassure EU over Brexit

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>> Theresa May, attending her first EU summit as UK Prime Minister on Thursday. And she was trying to sound reassuring.>> Good afternoon, this is my first European Council, and I'm here with a very clear message. The UK is leaving the EU, but we will continue to play a full role until we leave.
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And we'll be a strong and dependable partner after we've left.>> It's a change of tone from recent speeches. In early October, she seemed to indicate that Britain was headed for a so-called hard Brexit, putting limits on immigration and leaving Europe's single market. But European leaders gathering for the Summit weren't easily convinced.
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French President Francois Hollande, says Brexit talks will be hard. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, warning of a difficult path ahead. And the leaders were clear on Europe's red lines. No single market access without free movement of people. No negotiations before the Brexit process is formally triggered. A Downing Street source saying the message came across loud and clear.