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Leaders Council reports on David Frost's comments in Brussels

Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator in EU trade talks, David Frost, has said that the UK “must have the ability to set laws that suit us” during a speech at a Brussels university, the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland reports.

Speaking at the Université Libre de Bruxelles [Free University of Brussels], Frost outlined the UK’s approach ahead of trade negotiations and dismissed the idea of the UK agreeing to sign up to a level playing field on EU standards.

Frost said: "It is central to our vision that we must have the ability to set laws that suit us - to claim the right that every other non-EU country in the world has.

"So to think that we might accept EU supervision on so-called level playing field issues simply fails to see the point of what we are doing.”

Frost added that not agreeing to the level playing field was not “a simple negotiating position” that was subject to change, but rather “the point of the whole Brexit project”.

The full report may be read on the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland website here.


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February 18 2020

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