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    'Brexit Means Brexit,' No Attempts to Rejoin, No Second Referendum

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    The will of the people must be respected, a second referendum on the United Kingdom membership in the European Union is not an option, UK Home Secretary Theresa May said Thursday while announcing her bid for the position of the prime minister and the next Conservative party leader.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — She added that the job of the Conservative leadership now is about uniting the party, the country and negotiating the best possible deal for Britain leaving the European Union.

    "I've invited you here today to announce my candidacy to become leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom… We need a bold new positive vision for a future of our country… Brexit means Brexit… There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin in through the backdoor or no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union and it is the duty of the government and parliament to make sure we do just that," May said.

    There is no mandate for the United Kingdom's Brexit deal with the European Union that involves the free movement of people, Theresa May said.

    "While the ability to trade with the EU member states is vital to our prosperity, there is clearly no mandate for a deal that involves accepting the free movement of people," May said while talking about her negotiating principles on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

    On June 23, a nationwide referendum was held in the United Kingdom, in which 51.9 percent of voters supported the country withdrawing from the European Union. After the official results were revealed, Prime Minister David Cameron, who led the Remain campaign, said he would resign in October.


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