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EU won't back trade deal if UK tries to get a 'free ride' from member states

Stalemate would see UK's trading relations with EU governed by WTO rules, possibly causing rise in costs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 05:50


EUROPEAN Union states are unlikely to ratify a post-Brexit trade deal with the British government should the UK seek to recast itself as a regulation-light "Singapore-on-Thames", according to the EU's ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

"They don't want a free-

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