Friday, 2 March 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May to set out UK 'tests' for Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May will set out five "tests" for a future UK-EU deal and pledge to "bring our country together" in a major speech on Friday.

The "deepest possible" free trade deal is achievable because it is in both EU and UK interests, she will argue.

She is expected to set out details of how the UK will seek to mirror EU rules in some areas and "diverge" in others.

A cabinet minister said she will also stress the UK "can't get everything we want" from Brexit talks.

Transport Secretary and leading Brexiteer Chris Grayling told BBC Radio 4's Today programme Mrs May "will recognise it is not about cherry-picking".

BBC     News.