May's speech: Plaudits at home but European Union sniffs 'cakeism'

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Mr Hunt said Ms May was right to state that compromise will be necessary, and admitted some of the UK's aims will be hard for the European Union to accept.

That could mean that Northern Ireland would have different rules from the rest of Britain, something which Mrs May said on Wednesday "no United Kingdom prime minister could ever agree to".

Mrs May's out of hand rejection of the document has caused concern in Ireland and raised eyebrows in Europe.

She did not provide details on what a future arrangement on financial services could look like but said: "The chancellor will be setting out next week how financial services can and should be part of a deep and comprehensive partnership".

And a "customs partnership" in which the European Union trusted Britain to collect tariffs for it was "fantasy", he added - the European Union is already suing over customs fraud in Britain and long memories of Britain's "mad cow" scandal two decades ago have left Brussels wary of accepting British standards in, say, animal health.

The Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said the disagreements to date, stem from a lack of clarity from the UK.

"Successive British governments have worked tirelessly together with all the parties in Northern Ireland and with the Irish government to bring about the historic achievement of peace".

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His successor, the Labour prime minister Tony Blair, said May's Brexit plan is "literally not going to happen" and lambasted those who dismiss the Northern Ireland border issue as insignificant.

The BIA has been lobbying for regulatory cooperation since the day after the referendum vote for the leave the European Union in June 2016.

May reiterated that Brexit would mean leaving both the single market and customs union but said Britain would be willing to make "strong commitments" to certain EU rules and regulations after it has left the bloc.

Michel Barnier, the European Union executive's negotiator, welcomed May's recognition that there would be "trade-offs" but made no comment on her belief that Britain could secure European Union recognition of its own independent regulations in many areas.

Speaking at the Mansion House in London, she will claim that Britain will become "a champion of free trade" after Brexit.

May is making a speech outlining her vision of future economic ties with the EU.

"I believe that is achievable because it is in the EU's interests as well as ours and because of our unique starting point, where on day one we both have the same laws and rules".

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The task will be to do that whilst moving to separate legal systems. "We must not only negotiate our exit from an organization that touches so many important parts of our national life, we must also build a new and lasting relationship while, given the uncertainty inherent in this negotiation, preparing for every scenario". Therefore, we have to find a better agreement, she stressed.

"Third, it must protect people's jobs and security".

"Fourth, it must be consistent with the kind of country we want to be as we leave: a modern, open, outward-looking, tolerant, European democracy".

"And fifth, in doing all of these things, it must strengthen our union of nations and our union of people".

He warned that there had been "impossible red lines and vague promises" put out there and that "specifics" were needed now.

John Major, the Conservative prime minister from 1990 to 1997, said lawmakers should have a free vote on the final deal and the option of a new referendum.

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