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May to make UK 'free trade champions'

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>> Post Brexit, post Trump, Britain has a shot at the big time. That's Theresa May's message as she outlines a new role for the UK as the global champion of free trade.>> I'm determined that Britain should become the global champion of free trade.>> Her speech in London on Monday aimed to also address the disenfranchised.
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Reuters chief UK political correspondent, Liz Piper, has been looking at what to expect from the keynote address.>> May will use her speech tonight at the Guildhall to reiterate her mission statement, that Britain will become a global leader in trade. It's something she's stuck to ever since she was appointed as Prime Minister back in July.
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And it's something that she hopes will be able to set a vision out for Britain.>> Britain's foreign secretary has already set the UK apart in it's view of Trump.>> Well, I think there is a lot to be positive about it, and it's very important not to prejudge the President Elect or his administration
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>> Borris Johnson's EU counterparts have reacted far more coolly, but that doesn't mean Britain will be in step with Trump's administration.>> I think May does want to distinguish herself from Trump in America, she has always been firm in her belief that she wants liberal markets, she wants to deregulate markets, and she is a great supporter of free trade
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>> That means she is against the kind of protectionism we may see from a Trump presidency.>> But critics like the Opposition Labor Party have spotted one discrepancy. How do you square being the champion of free trade, and the protector of those left behind by it?