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May urges UK to ‘turn a corner’ in 2019

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May | Pool photo by Adrian Dennis via Getty Images

May urges UK to ‘turn a corner’ in 2019

British prime minister urges optimism and embracing life after Brexit.

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1/1/19, 2:56 AM CET

Updated 1/1/19, 7:57 AM CET

Start a new chapter. Turn a corner. Move forward together. Oh, and Parliament should back the Brexit deal.

In a New Year’s Day video message to Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May implored her country to put aside differences and get on with life outside the EU, presuming MPs will approve her Brexit Withdrawal Treaty.

“New Year is a time to look ahead and in 2019 the U.K. will start a new chapter,” May said.

“The Brexit deal I have negotiated delivers on the vote of the British people and in the next few weeks MPs will have an important decision to make. If Parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner.”

May, presumably, will be more than happy to consign the misery of 2018 into the history books. And with her message of moving forward, the PM appeared eager to seize on one aspect of Brexit with a chance of unifying all British voters: they’re fed up and ready for a fresh start.

“The referendum in 2016 was divisive but we all want the best for our country and 2019 can be the year we put our differences aside and move forward together, into a strong new relationship with our European neighbors and out into the world as a globally trading nation,”

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