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For May, advances on Brexit will renew British pride

Ⓒ POOL/AFP/Archivos – François Lenoir – | The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at a summit of the European Union on December 14, 2017 in Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May said in her New Year message, released on Sunday, that 2018 will be a year of “renewed confidence and pride” for the United Kingdom, which will continue to face the challenges of the Brexit negotiations.

The talks about the divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union, which will be effective in March 2019, will enter a new stage next year.

May assured that 2017 had been a year of progress for the United Kingdom, which reached an agreement on the cost of its separation from the EU, on Northern Ireland and the rights of EU citizens, after the first phase of the negotiations on the Brexit.

“I think 2018 can be a year of renewed confidence and pride for our country,” said the prime minister. “A year in which we will continue to make progress towards a successful Brexit agreement, towards an economy prepared for the future and a stronger and more just society for all,” he said.

“Making Brexit a success is crucial, but it will not be the limit of our ambitions,” he added.

The prime minister also indicated her intention to reduce British debt, while continuing to invest in education, hospitals and public health.

Regarding the work environment, May called to end harassment at work and to “eliminate all prejudice and discrimination” of British society.

At the international level, he declared that the United Kingdom will continue to be active in the fight against extremism, climate change and plastic waste in the seas.

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