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    UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said that the UK government will strive to build national consensus around ts stance on Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The UK government will build national consensus around its stance on Brexit negotiations with the European Union, UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said Monday.

    "We will strive to build national consensus around our approach," Davis told the House of Commons, the lower house of the UK Parliament.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it. Northern Ireland, along with Scotland and London, was among the main pro-remain areas of the country.

    After the popular vote, the Scottish government has been looking for ways to secure the nation’s place in the European Union.

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