Brexit chief says UK gov’t will not be rushed


LONDON (AP) — The chief of Britain’s new Brexit department says the government will not be rushed as it develops detailed plans for leaving the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May backed away from proposals to use a point-based system to manage immigration.

David Davis told Parliament Monday his new ministry already has 180 staffers backed by 120 more working in Brussels.

In China for the G-20 summit, May said she is not in favor of a point-based immigration system that had been backed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, key leaders of the pro-Brexit campaign.

She said the Australian-style system would not give Britain sufficient control of who enters the country, as sought by Brexit backers.

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