January 16, 2018 / 12:51 PM / 7 months ago

PM May's spokesman: Britain will be leaving the EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will be leaving the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday after European Council president Donald Tusk suggested the country would be welcome to change its mind and stay in the bloc.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, January 10, 2018 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“I think we’ve been absolutely clear, the British public voted to leave the European Union and that is what we will be doing,” the spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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