May Revives Meetings With U.K. Nations on Brexit Breakup Threat

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May Revives Meetings With U.K. Nations on Brexit Breakup Threat

Prime Minister Theresa May is reviving regular meetings with devolved U.K. governments as she prepares for negotiations to leave the European Union.

May convenes her first Joint Ministerial Committee on Monday with the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to discuss how they can work together to get the best deal from Brexit, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. The JMC hasn’t met since December 2014.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is already preparing legislation for another referendum on independence if May strikes a Brexit deal that takes the country out of the single market for goods and services. Scotland and Northern Ireland, the only part of the U.K. to share a land border with the EU, voted overwhelmingly to remain a part of the union.

“I want Monday’s meeting to be the start of a new grown up relationship between the devolved administrations and the U.K. government,” May said in the statement. “We are much more than the sum of our parts.”

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Published at Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:15:00 +0000

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