Michel Barnier, European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator says, “The British ask us to respect their red lines, to respect their decision to leave the European Union, and we do respect them – scrupulously. In return, they must understand that they have to respect what we are, and they are very familiar with what we are – the interior market, the single market – because we constructed it with them. There is no single market a la carte.”
The House of Lords EU Committee held an extraordinary evidence session with Brexit Minister Dominic Raab.
UK’s Brexit Minister, Dominic Raab says, “I am confident that a deal is within our sights. We’re bringing ambition, pragmatism, energy, and if – and I expect it will be – and if it is matched, we get a deal. I’m aiming, we’re aiming, for the October council (European Council meeting), but there is some measure of leeway.”
If a no-deal is reached blocked ports at Calais and Dover could squeeze Britain’s economy, manufacturing and food supply. It means there could be no agreements to facilitate trade. It could also mean UK goods arriving in France, could be left longer in the port.
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