March 2, 2018 / 2:48 PM / 4 months ago

Britain's May says will uphold environmental standards after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday Britain would seek to uphold environmental standards after Brexit and manage its fishing stocks in a sustainable way.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a speech about her vision for Brexit at Mansion House in London, Britain, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

While May acknowledged that maintaining relevant standards and customs arrangements would constrain the country’s ability to lower standards, she said in practice Britain would not want to do that anyway.

Reporting by Alastair Smout and Andrew MacAskill; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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