British Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to travel to Florence, Italy on Friday with ambitions to underline Britain’s hopes for a “special partnership” with the European Union (EU) post-Brexit.In a move likely to be viewed as an attempt to break the current deadlock, May is expected to give an “update on Brexit negotiations so far”, the prime minister’s deputy spokesperson said last Thursday.Why will May make a speech?May’s much-anticipated speech in Florence marks the government’s third major policy statement on Brexit, following the prime minister’s Lancaster House speech in January and her letter triggering Article 50 in March.
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