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Language around Brexit
  1. Mark Stidworthy
  1. President, BVZS, International Zoo Veterinary Group, Station House, Parkwood Street, Keighley BD21 4NQ; e-mail:

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THE BVA is correct to use ‘caution’ in its welcome for Mrs May's recent speech setting out her priorities for Brexit (VR, January 28, 2017, vol 180, p 81), and it could be argued that a neutral form of acknowledgement, such as ‘noted’ rather than ‘welcomed’ would be more suitable for such a politically charged topic. With respect to the position of EU citizens already living in Britain, the transcript of the speech indicates that what Mrs May actually said was the following: …

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