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PM May apologizes for controversial remarks on migrant workers


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 26-11-2018 22:39:57 IST United Kingdom
PM May apologizes for controversial remarks on migrant workers
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British Prime Minister Theresa May apologised on Monday for saying that European Union migrant workers coming to Britain would no longer be able to "jump the queue" after Brexit.

May was challenged by a Scottish National Party lawmaker in the House of Commons over the comment she made last week to business leaders. Philippa Whitford asked May if she would apologise for managing "to insult and upset over 3 million European citizens who live and work in this country".

"I should not have used that language in that speech," May said in response. "Right from the very beginning, I said that citizens rights were a key issue that I wanted to see addressed in the withdrawal agreement."

(With inputs from agencies.)


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