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British PM urges post-Brexit vote unity in 2017

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the country to come together in 2017 after a year of bitter divisions exposed by the Brexit referendum, in her first Christmas message released on Saturday. She said Britain needed to unite and seize the opportunity to forge a new role in the world as it leaves the European Union. In the June referendum, 52 per cent voted for Britain to leave the EU and wrangling over the issue dominated the rest of the year. May says she wants to begin the formal process of…