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British officials think a 'Hard Brexit' won't stop the UK making huge EU payments

One of the biggest selling points for Britain leaving the European Union was that the UK would be able to stop £350 million ($429 million) a week in gross weekly contributions to the 28-nation bloc. The Vote Leave campaign touted this benefit widely, saying the money could instead be used for public services, like the NHS. However, according to a number of UK officials cited by the BBC, Britain faces paying billions of euros annually to the EU, even after it leaves the EU and even if the UK opts for a "Hard Brexit" —B leaving the European Union without access to the Single Market.
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