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UK's May denies her government 'muddled' about EU exit

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers' Questions session, in parliament in London. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says Thursday Jan. 5, 2017, the British leader will meet Donald Trump in Washington in the weeks following his Jan. 20 inauguration as U.S. president. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers' Questions session, in parliament in London. Prime Minister Theresa May's office says Thursday Jan. 5, 2017, the British leader will meet Donald Trump in Washington in the weeks following his Jan. 20 inauguration as U.S. president. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is interviewed by Sophy Ridge for a television channel, in London, Sunday Jan.  8, 2017. May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is interviewed by Sophy Ridge for a television channel, in London, Sunday Jan. 8, 2017. May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is interviewed by Sophy Ridge for a television channel, in London, Sunday Jan.  8, 2017. May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is interviewed by Sophy Ridge for a television channel, in London, Sunday Jan. 8, 2017. May said Sunday she will announce details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denied a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will announce more details of Britain's European Union exit plans in the next few weeks, and denies a former diplomat's claim that the government is "muddled" about Brexit.

May signaled the U.K. is likely to leave the bloc's single market, telling Sky News on Sunday that Britain won't try to keep "bits of membership" once it leaves.

May says she will trigger formal EU exit talks by March 31. But she has refused to reveal details of Britain's goals, fueling allegations that government plans are in disarray.

Ivan Rogers, who resigned as Britain's EU envoy last week, criticized politicians' "muddled thinking."

May insisted the government is "not at all" muddled, and said "I will be setting out some more details in the coming weeks."