In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry, British PM Theresa May says she is committed to securing a transitional deal with Brussels after Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (November 6) stressed to wary business leaders a commitment to securing a transitional deal once Britain leaves the European Union, in a bid to assuage fears of a cliff-edge departure. In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry, May highlighted the importance of a transitional agreement after she recently unnerved executives by saying any deal would not be agreed until the entire exit agreement is sealed. Already rattled by the slow progress of Brexit talks, businesses operating in the world's fifth largest economy have been pressing for months for details about what any transitional EU trade deal will actually look like.