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May: Article 50 will only be triggered when there is a UK-wide approach

Prime Minister Theresa May has said Article 50 will only be triggered when there was a UK-wide approach.

Mrs May is in Edinburgh meeting with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The Prime Minister's visit - less than 48 hours after taking office - is aimed at showing her commitment to preserving the United Kingdom following the vote to leave the European Union.

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Theresa May: Article 50 will not be brought forward

Article 50 will not be brought forward until there is a UK-wide approach, Theresa May has said.

Speaking after meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Mrs May said: "I'm willing to listen to options and I've been very clear with the first minister today that I want the Scottish government to be fully engaged in our discussions.

"I have already said that I won't be triggering Article 50 until I think that we have a UK approach and objectives for negotiations - I think it is important that we establish that before we trigger Article 50."

The newly appointment British prime minister has used her "Brexit is Brexit" mantra to reassure the majority of the British public who voted to leave the EU that she is serious about negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc.

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