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Britain should choose hard Brexit if no financial services deal: Farage

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(Reuters) - should opt for a hard if the does not offer an agreement on financial services, British member of the European Nigel said on Monday before a meeting with the EU's chief negotiator.

Farage, a former of the Independence Party (UKIP) who campaigned for to leave the EU, noted that without a deal on financial services, might just as well base its future relations with the on rules, or what its called the hard option.

Speaking to reporters before a meeting with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, said:

"Are we going to get a sensible deal on services and in particular Because if we're not... going to get that then,... we may as well go, just getting out of this thing and going to WTO rules."

"My guess is that's why the is going to appoint a for a no deal Brexit, so he (Barnier) needs to understand that actually this is a serious opinion within the and, boy, it would do actually quite real damage," said.

(Reporting by Christopher Stern, and Philip Blenkinsop)

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:10 IST