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Trade in goods, services features in tough Brexit negotiations

Brexitiers say EU needs Britain more than the Britain needs the EU

Dutch PM Mark Rutte arriving to attend the first day of a European council meeting in Brussels on Dec 14. He warned on Friday that the economic consequences of Britain leaving the EU's single market and customs union would be "huge".


EIGHTEEN months since the referendum in June 2016, the UK and the European Union (EU) are only now ready for challenging trade negotiations.

Phase one of the negotiations has finally been signed off, but EU leaders have declared that official trade negotiations will only...