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May bids to soothe Scotland in first trip

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>> Britain's new PM flying into Sturgeon's Scotland to talk Brexit. The cameras witnessing a somewhat awkward silence but the symbolism might speak louder than words. Theresa May making Edinburgh her first stop as UK Prime Minister, a bid perhaps, to soothe a bruised union.>> Scotland's very important to me.
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When I stood on the steps of number 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, I made clear that I believe in the United Kingdom. And I've just had an excellent meeting with the First Minister, a very constructive and positive meeting. We've discussed the upcoming EU negotiations and I'm very clear.
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So I want the Scottish government to be fully involved. I want to get the best possible deal for the whole of the United Kingdom.>> But the landscape in Scotland has changed since the UK voted to leave the EU. The Scottish Nationalist Party insisting if they're dragged out, independence will back on the table.
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But at the moment, Holyrood appears focused on making sure Scotland's pro-EU interests are listened to. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying her discussion with Britain's new leader proved constructive.>> The Prime Minister and I have got big political disagreements but I guess we're women who perhaps approach doing business in a similar way.
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So, I think we can have a good working relationship notwithstanding those political differences. I was very pleased that Theresa May said that she was absolutely willing to consider any options that the Scottish government now bring forward.>> The takeaway here, that Scotland will be fully engaged in Brexit talks.
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The issue is, as Britain tries to divorce itself from the EU, how long can that partnership last?