Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to stick by her controversial Chequers agreement which has been criticised by pro-Brexit MP’s in her own party.
Speaking on Friday, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU wants an "unprecedented partnership" and an "ambitious trade agreement” with Britain.
But, Dutch MEP, Sophie in ‘t Veld warned Mrs May’s Chequers blueprint was “not going to fly”.
She was asked by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy whether Mrs May’s plan compromised values of the single market.
He said: “You have always said that the freedoms of the single market cannot be separated, you cannot pick and choose from them. But the proposal that Theresa May has put out there which is effectively a single market for goods does precisely that, are you prepared to accept that as an idea?”
Sophie in ‘t Veld replied: “No, I think we have been very clear about that.
“Why would we do that? It would be to the disadvantage of citizens of the EU 27, I am a bit surprised it is the UK pushing for this proposal when the UK itself has been in the forefront pushing for the creation of the single market. So there is a kind of bitter irony in the UK trying to unpick it.”
When asked about what kind of deal could be achieved, the Dutch MEP added: “The UK Government, after a very very very long delay has put some proposals on the table.
Again it is very clear that some of the proposals are not going to fly
Sophie in ‘t Veld
“We are going to look at it, but