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'UK should have almost identical market access to EU, after Brexit'

Health minister Jeremy Hunt was asked about Britain's future trading relationship with Europe

Reuters  |  London 

Britain should be able to agree an almost identical level of market access to the European Union (EU) with a free trade agreement after Brexit because the two sides start from a point of regulatory alignment, the health minister said on Friday. Jeremy Hunt was asked about Britain's future trading relationship with Europe after finance minister Philip Hammond called for a modest Brexit that would keep Britain as closely aligned as possible with the bloc after its 2019 exit. "The issue here is not the extent of divergence but the freedom to diverge," Hunt told BBC ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 15:50 IST
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