Theresa May will take her Brexit charm offensive deep into the historic heart of Europe with a speech in Florence, as her government tries to reassure the bloc it will not use Brexit to undercut financial regulations.The premier’s office said Wednesday she would make a speech in the Italian city on Sept. 22, arguing that Britain can still work closely with the EU after leaving. Her announcement came as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said he understood EU fears about the future supervision of financial markets and would try to allay them.May and her team are taking a gentler line with Brussels, after the last round of Brexit negotiations ended in acrimonious disagreement and the next session was postponed.
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