British leader says Brexit process to begin by March with demand for a clean break

October 2, 2016 4:52 PM

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British leader says Brexit process to begin by March with demand for a clean break

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that her country would begin the process of withdrawing from the European Union by the end of March and suggested that she would seek a clean break that prioritizes limits on immigration.

The announcement eased the anxieties of Brexit backers, who had feared that May might delay the start of Britain’s withdrawal by a year or more and that she would seek only modest changes in her country’s relationship with the 27 remaining members of the bloc.

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