May: The Brexit plan puts the people's vote into practice

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The British Prime Minister Theresa May today defended her plan for Brexit, saying that she is putting into practice the citizens' vote for the country to leave the European Union.

"The checkers' deal was made because it puts the people's vote into practice," May told reporters as she approached the NATO summit, referring to the deal reached at the prime minister's country residence last week.

She said the agreement would end freedom of movement, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the "big" British contributions to the EU budget.

"We are implementing this Brexit and doing so in a way that protects jobs and livelihoods and that fulfills our commitment to Northern Ireland," he said.