No UK “Cherry Picking” of Brexit Terms

No UK “Cherry Picking”  of Brexit TermsNo UK “Cherry Picking”  of Brexit Terms

Angela Merkel has told her own party congress that Britain will not be allowed to “cherry pick” in Brexit negotiations.

The German chancellor told her Christian Democratic Union meeting on Tuesday that Theresa May’s government would have to respect freedom of movement and the single market.

“We will not allow any cherry picking,” Merkel said, to cheers from more than 1,000 delegates in the western rust belt city of Essen.

“The four basic freedoms must be safeguarded-freedom of movement for people, goods, services and financial market products. Only then can there be access to the single market,” the Independent quoted her as saying.

The UK’s Conservative Cabinet has seemingly flip-flopped back and forth over its strategy on leaving the European Union.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis surprised MPs in the House of Commons last week by revealing the government is potentially willing to pay for single market access.

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