BRUSSELS is already trying to “move the goal posts” and play tough with Britain on a post-Brexit deal, Dominic Raab said today. The Foreign Secretary said that sticking close to EU rules as the bloc wants “defeats the point of Brexit” and stressed that we should be treated like any other nation trying to seal a deal with the bloc. Speaking after Britain formally left on Friday night, Mr Raab insisted that alignment with them “ain’t happening” and Boris Johnson had been clear from the start about it. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “We all agreed we weren’t going to do that. “Why are you trying to shift the goal posts? We want a good deal.” And he said that the European courts could not have a role in Britain after the transition period ends at the end of the year.He added: “We are proceeding on the basis of democratic control over our laws, that is totally inconsistent with a dispute resolution which is decided by the other side through the European Court of Justice.” The EU has said a Canada-style deal is on the table, but it wants us to stay as close as possible to EU… Read full this story
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