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Top UK ministers: Brexit transition cannot be back door to staying in EU

From Reuters - August 12, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs a transition period to soften its exit from the European Union, but it cannot be used to stop Brexit, two senior British ministers said on Saturday.

"We believe a time-limited interim period will be important to further our national interest and give business greater certainty - but it cannot be indefinite; it cannot be a back door to staying in the EU," finance minister Philip Hammond and trade minister Liam Fox wrote in a joint article for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

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