FT Barnier interview:

“Britain risks losing its tariff-free and quota-free trading rights with the EU if it diverges too far below European regulatory standards —- singling out a recent controversy over a UK government decision to authorise a previously banned pesticide.”

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“ But Barnier was also clear that both sides need to learn to live with the structural changes resulting from Brexit, ranging from checks on imports of farm produce to a ban on travellers bringing meat sandwiches with them when they cross the external border. “

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“Mr Barnier specifically laid responsibility for any difficulties facing British musicians squarely at the door of the UK government.”

“ the EU had proposed special travel rights for musicians as well as journalists and artists during the future relationship negotiations, only for the UK not to take up the offer.”

“I very much regretted the fact that when it comes to mobility between the two sides that the British didn’t display any greater ambition. We had a number of initial proposals on this,”

PS: this is a confirmation of what Barnier said when the deal was done 👇

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