UK Single Market Membership Not Likely to Be on Table in Brexit Talks: Senior Lawmaker

Peace and Freedom

LONDON — Remaining in the European Union’s single market is not likely to be on the table in upcoming Brexit negotiations, a senior lawmaker from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives said on Monday.

Opposition lawmakers and some in her own party have said May does not have a mandate for her plan to remove Britain from the EU’s single market, after she failed to win a parliamentary majority at last week’s national election.

“Everything has to be looked at, but we shouldn’t get carried away,” Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, told Sky News when asked whether the government’s approach to Brexit needed to be re-examined.

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Graham Brady

Asked whether the government might seek a deal with the EU that involved controlling immigration whilst remaining a member of the single market, he referred to the experience…

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