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Chris Grayling: UK will keep EU workers' rights and eco laws

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Credit: ITV

The government will seek to keep some EU laws in the areas of environment and workers' rights post-Brexit, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

Speaking on ITV's Peston on Sunday, Mr Grayling said the public wants certainty on the issue of Britain leaving the EU, and endorsed Theresa May's announcement that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March 2017.

"It's important that we give some certainty about the process," he said.

"Today's announcements are a staging post on the route towards triggering Article 50 and towards holding the negotiations."

The Transport Secretary also said that Britain would have a "sensible" agreement with the EU that allows the UK to continue to trade with the continent; and take control of the flow of people into Britain.

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