May rejects claims UK is losing global influence

May rejects claims UK is losing global influence

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Theresa May has rejected claims the UK is losing global influence because of Brexit, insisting it will continue to be “bold” on the world stage.
Speaking at the G20 summit in Hamburg, the prime minister said in areas like free trade and counter-terrorism, the UK remained a key international player.

Amid speculation about her future after the election, she said she would take a lead, not “sit back” and be “timid”.
She is expected to press President Trump on the Paris climate deal.
As she attends her first gathering of world leaders since the general election, Mrs May has dismissed suggestions that political and economic uncertainty from the UK’s decision to leave the EU and speculation about her own future is hampering the UK’s effort to lead on the world stage.
She rejected claims by former foreign secretary William Hague that the UK will lose influence on the world stage after Brexit. -BBC

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