Brexit negotiator says Britain will make own rules

  • Tuesday 18, February 2020 07:18 AM
  • Brexit negotiator says Britain will make own rules
Sharjah24 – AFP: Britain will not accept supervision from the European Union as part of a free trade deal after Brexit, its chief negotiator said on Monday.
Senior diplomat David Frost told academics and diplomats in Brussels that London would not follow EU-imposed "level playing field" rules.

Instead, it will set its own standards for commerce and state aid even if that means giving up privileged access to the EU single market.

"It isn't a simple negotiating position which might move under pressure -- it is the point of the whole project," Frost said of Brexit.

His speech at the Free University of Brussels took place as EU member states were drawing up a mandate for their own negotiator, Michel Barnier.

Some capitals, in particular France, are pushing for a post-Brexit deal in which Britain would have to sign up to EU-supervised regulation.