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Italy PM pledges 'new friendship' with UK post-Brexit as May repeats EU migrant vow

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ITALIAN prime minister Matteo Renzi today vowed to “build together a new relationship of friendship” with Britain after Brexit.

Speaking at a press conference in Rome following talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr Renzi admitted he was “saddened” by last month’s EU referendum result.

But he said Italy would “respect” the decision by the British public and retain the “close links” between the two nations.

Mrs May said despite Brexit the UK would still be “very much part of Europe” but refused to totally commit to assuring EU nationals currently living in Britain they will be allowed to stay post-Brexit.

Speaking at a press conference in Rome following talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, Mr Renzi admitted he was “saddened” by last month’s EU referendum result.

But he said Italy would “respect” the decision by the British public and retain the “close links” between the two nations.

Mrs May said despite Brexit the UK would still be “very much part of Europe” but refused to totally commit to assuring EU nationals currently living in Britain they will be allowed to stay post-Brexit.

Despite Mrs May's suggestion Britain would “take time” before beginning Brexit talks, Mr Renzi said the exit negotiations must be as "efficient as possible" and called for a timeline to be set out.

Mrs May has said she won’t invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - the formal notice of an EU member states intention to quit - until next year.

Mr Renzi said: "It's in everybody's interest to succeed in the end, to succeed in having a vision or a specific timeline which will make this pass easier.

"We must ensure that everything is as clear as possible.

“We must rid ourselves of uncertainties with regard to the decision that was made by the UK to leave the institutions of the 28 countries of the EU.

"Of course we are saddened by this and we, to a certain extent, understand the public opinion.

"It's a decision that was made by the British people and we respect it, however painful it is. Now we have to deal with it with common sense."

Mrs May again refused to give total assurances to EU nationals currently living in Britain - such as the 600,000 Italian citizens living in the UK - that they would be allowed to stay in the country post-Brexit.

She said: “I want to be able to guarantee their rights in the UK, I expect to be able to do that, I intend to be able to guarantee their rights.

“The only circumstances in which that might not be possible would be if the rights of British citizens living in other EU member states were not guaranteed.

“But I hope this is an issue we can address early on.”

 

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that's typical politicians talk things they say and don't mean :rolleyes:

Mind you if things keep going as it says in this article in 2 years time I might be able to buy back my house in London :D http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/revealed-how-thousands-of-house-deals-collapsed-in-london-due-to-brexit-a3305526.html

 

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On 27/07/2016 at 8:49 PM, Emilia Sforza Loredano said:

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Mind you if things keep going as it says in this article in 2 years time I might be able to buy back my house in London :D http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/revealed-how-thousands-of-house-deals-collapsed-in-london-due-to-brexit-a3305526.html

That's the Remanian-supporting Londonistan Chronicle! :D  Try: House prices defy gloomy post-Brexit forecasts

Mind you I think the rest of the UK is willing a collapse in London prices too.  But this won't be due to Brexit, it will simply be a return to some marginal sort of sanity.

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are we talking about this  "the week" magazine " The Week magazine takes only the best articles from the global online and print media and expertly edits them together, giving you a balanced and concise view of the news from the past seven days. In just one hour,"   http://subscription.theweek.co.uk/about-the-week/ or is there another one with the same name?

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