No move­ment deal – Fox

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT / INTERNATIONAL -

UK IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Trade Sec­re­tary Liam Fox has said that there was no cab­i­net agree­ment on main­tain­ing free move­ment of peo­ple be­tween the EU and the UK for a tran­si­tional pe­riod af­ter Brexit. The Guardian news­pa­per re­ported ear­lier that the UK gov­ern­ment reached a con­sen­sus and would in­clude the free move­ment of peo­ple for up to three years af­ter the coun­try’s de­par­ture from the EU in the Brexit deal. “I have not been in­volved in any dis­cus­sion on that, nor have I sig­ni­fied my agree­ment to… that,” Fox told The Sun­day Times. He said that keep­ing free move­ment af­ter Brexit would fall short of a key de­mand UK cit­i­zens had ex­pressed by vot­ing in favour of leav­ing the EU. – Sput­nik

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