London Evening Standard: Where are the red lines? Brexit white paper to anger Tory Right13 July 2018 | 03:52 | FOCUS News Agency
The Prime Minister said she was setting out “pragmatic” proposals that would allow frictionless trade but end free movement and the role of the European Court.
But EU leaders warned they would not permit “cherrypicking”, while Brexiteers thought they could scent further concessions to Brussels in the wind, including on immigration.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab warned MPs against “criticising or carping”. In a message aimed at both Tory rebels and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, he said they would be “held to account” if they blocked a trade deal.
Mr Raab refused to identify so-called “red lines” in the long-awaited White Paper - fuelling Brexiteer worries that the Government is prepared to concede ground on key issues like free movement in return for better market access. For example, while the paper revealed that EU workers will be allowed to come temporarily without a visa it failed to state how long that might mean.
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