September 4, 2018 / 11:40 AM / 2 months ago

Britain must press EU members to help get Brexit deal: May

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt leave 10 Downing Street, London, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must step up contact with members of the European Union to try to get a Brexit deal as talks to leave the bloc enter a “crucial and intense phase”, Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with her ministers on Tuesday.

Her spokesman told reporters that at a meeting of her cabinet of top ministers, her Brexit and foreign ministers said her plans to leave the bloc had received a “warm and positive” response during visits to EU capitals over the summer.

“The PM and ministers agreed on the importance of continued engagement with member states as the talks enter a crucial and intense phase,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper

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