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May to set out post-Brexit 'partnership'

From BBC - September 13, 2017

Theresa May will travel to Florence to make a speech on Brexit in a move likely to be seen as a bid to break the deadlock in negotiations.

The prime minister will give the speech on 22 September, days before Brexit negotiations resume in Brussels.

Downing Street said the PM will underline the UK's wish for a "special partnership" with the EU after Brexit.

The EU has criticised UK negotiators, claiming progress on Britain's divorce deal has been too slow.

Speculation about Mrs May's speech was sparked when EU Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt claimed an "important intervention" would be made by the PM.

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