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>> EU freedom of movement might not end with Brexit. The revelation coming during Theresa May's trip to Saudi Arabia. The UK Prime Minister reportedly suggesting to the BBC, the policy could be initially extended during an implementation phase. The thinking, it might allow all sides to come to terms with the new post Brexit restrictions, but it is far from a slam dunk for remainers.
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You might think that those we want closer ties to the EU after Brexit will see this as a positive, but here, it's getting a bit of a mixed reception. I'm Reuters Jacob Greaves reporting from Westminster, where Theresa May's opposition are interpreting this as a sign that the government just doesn't have a plan.
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Immigration was one of the key drivers behind Britain's vote to leave. May has said she will respect those fears by not seeking membership of Europe's single market. This latest suggestion has for some only muddied the waters.>> Quite clearly, the government had not thought through what Brexit means.
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They have no idea what the time table is going to be and the only conclusion you can draw from Theresa May's comments is that they're in a mess.>> Main opposition party Labor went one further, calling it a broken promise, adding EU workers and UK employers deserve certainty.
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But right now, the government will argue clarity would only concede a key negotiating strategy.