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British Police officers stand on duty outside the Supreme Court in London on the final day of a four-day hearing on December 8, 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit yesterday, after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strategy. The House of Commons vote is not binding and the government is still fighting a challenge at the Supreme Court against moves to give parliament the final say on starting the Brexit process. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British Police officers stand on duty outside the Supreme Court in London on the final day of a four-day hearing to appeal against the High Court ruling that Article 50 can not be triggered without a Parliamentary vote. Photo Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty 

Police intervene when activists block the entrance of the European Commission while they protest in front of the building of the European Commission against the subsidies of Europe in the armaments industry in Brussels, Belgium, 10 November 2016. Police decide to close the neighborhood as a measure of security.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Police intervene when activists block the entrance of the European Commission while they protest in front of the building of the European Commission against the subsidies of Europe in the armaments industry in Brussels, Belgium. Police decide to close the neighborhood as a measure of security. Photo Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The installation 'Zeitfeld' by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany, 26 October 2016. The European Summer Time ends on 30 October, when clocks will be set back one hour during the night.  EPA/MAJA HITIJ

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The installation ‘Zeitfeld’ by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany. The European Summer Time ends on October 30 when clocks will be set back one hour during the night. Photo Maja Hitij/EPA 

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo Vincent Kessler/Reuters 

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, stands at a podium as he delivers his state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, stands at a podium as he delivers his state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth (L) before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on August 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin

epa05408248 A single British flag sits on a desk during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 05 July 2016. The European Parliament met to review the Brexit summit conclusions and the past Dutch EU presidency. All member nations of EU take part in the rotating six-month EU presidency that is currently held by Slovakia.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

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A single Union Jack flag sits on a desk during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

he British flag is being replaced by the European Union flag following the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels

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The British flag is being replaced by the European Union flag following the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker kisses European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscoviciduring a meeting of the EU's executive body in Brussels, Belgium, June 27, 2016.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker kisses European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscoviciduring a meeting of the EU’s executive body in Brussels, Belgium

Brokers react on a trading floor at BGC, in the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain June 27, 2016.    REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Brokers react on a trading floor at BGC, in the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 27: Chancellor George Osborne speaks at The Treasury, where he moved to try to calm market turmoil triggered by the pro-Brexit vote on June 27, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  Mr Osborne spoke ahead of the start of financial trading and outlined how the Government will "protect the national interest" after the UK voted to leave the EU. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Gettty Images)

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Chancellor George Osborne speaks at The Treasury, where he moved to try to calm market turmoil triggered by the pro-Brexit vote in London, United Kingdom. Mr Osborne spoke ahead of the start of financial trading and outlined how the Government will “protect the national interest” after the UK voted to leave the EU

KIEL, GERMANY - JUNE 25: Visitors watch from a beach the sailing ship "Thor Heyerdahl" and others while sailing out of the Bay of Kiel during the annual Windjammer parade on June 25, 2016 in Kiel, Germany. The annual Tall Ships Parade, in which many of the world's largest traditional sailing ships participate, is the highlight of the Kieler Woche (Kiel Week), the world's biggest regatta and sailing event. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

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Visitors watch from a beach the sailing ship “Thor Heyerdahl” and others while sailing out of the Bay of Kiel during the annual Windjammer parade in Kiel, Germany

People pass by the office of the representation of the European Commission in Germany in Berlin on June 24, 2016.  Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets on June 24 as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low.  / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

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People pass by the office of the representation of the European Commission in Germany in Berlin

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron announces his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain 

Larry the Downing Street cat walks outside No 10 DOwning Street in central London

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Larry the Downing Street cat walks outside No 10 Downing Street in central London. Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low

Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, celebrates victory in the EU Referendum at the leave.eu party in Milbank, London.

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Nigel Farage Leader of the UK Independence Party celebrates the EU Referendum at the Leave.EU party in Milbank, London 

Dawn breaks behind the Houses of Parliament and the statue of Winston Churchill in Westminster, London, Britain

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Dawn breaks behind the Houses of Parliament and the statue of Winston Churchill in Westminster, London, Britain 

A "Vote Remain" banner being flown by an aircraft is seen behind the Big Ben clocktower in London, Britain June 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

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A “Vote Remain” banner being flown by an aircraft is seen behind Big Ben in London 

British prime minister, David Cameron, talks to the FT from downing street ahead of the EU referendum on Thursday.

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David Cameron, British prime minister, photographed during an interview with Lionel Barber, FT editor, and George Parker, FT political editor, at Downing Street on Tuesday ahead of the EU referendum

A man arrives to lay floweres at a statu...A man arrives to lay floweres at a statue to Joseph Priestly in Birstall, northern England, on June 17, 2016, near to the scene where Labour MP Jo Cox was shot yesterday. Jo Cox, the British lawmaker murdered on the streets of northern England on June 16, had complained to police earlier this year about "malicious communications" she received, police said Friday. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A man arrives to lay flower at a statue to Joseph Priestly in Birstall, northern England near to the scene where Labour MP Jo Cox was shot on Thursday