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14 June 2017

Prioritise the economy over immigration in upcoming Brexit negotiations

Former Tory leader William Hague has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to prioritise the economy over immigration in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Hague backed the Remain campaign in the EU referendum, but is seen as a relatively unifying figure when it comes to Brexit.

He has joined SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Labour MP Yvette Cooper in calling for a cross-party commission to handle the UK's exit from the EU, and has suggested that the UK stay in the European Economic Area (also known as the 'Norway option').

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/13/brexit-negotiations-cross-party-support-jeremy-corbyn