British Prime Minister Theresa May. AFP

British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to keep the UK “strong and united” after Brexit as she marks a year to go until the UK’s departure from the European Union.

The PM is visiting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, appealing to those for and against Brexit.

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There are just months left to strike a deal on the future UK-EU relationship.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was “more likely… than a few months ago” that Brexit could be stopped, saying it was “not too late”.

Blair, a strong backer of UK membership of the EU, told BBC Radio 4’s Today the “sensible” option was to “take a final decision” once the terms of the deal have been set out.

On 29 March 2019, the UK will formally leave the EU and is due to enter a 21-month transition period during which much of the current arrangements continue, before the final permanent post-membership relationship is due to kick-in.