Theresa May has been told a Brexit deal with the EU must not risk Britain’s new trading aims
He said: “Our objectives in negotiating with the EU should then be to reach an agreement with the EU that in all respects is compatible with our domestic and world trading priorities, not the other way round.”
In the first instance the UK should not focus on the discussions about future relations with the EU
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is working on new relationships across the world.
He stressed this does not mean Britain would have to remain signed up to uncontrolled EU immigration through the freedom of movement principle, in exchange for free trade.
He said: “Free movement between the EU and EFTA states is the result of membership of the EEA (European Economic Area), not on account of their membership of EFTA.”
- Martin Howe QC is a barrister at 8 New Square specialising in Intellectual Property and EU law. His recent publications for Politeia include Zero-Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation (2014). He is Chairman of Lawyers for Britain.