Streeting – Macron shows claim we can leave Single Market and “enjoy the exact same benefits a fallacy”

France’s President Macron tonight gave a very clear signal that Britain will have to be a member of the Single Market and Customs Union to keep free trade in both goods and services if Britain leaves the European Union.

Commenting Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

"The message from President Macron and Theresa May's press conference was very clear: if we want to freely trade in both goods and services then we need to be in the Single Market and Customs Union. The hard Brexit alternative being promoted by Theresa May and her ministers will cost Britain jobs, investment and influence.

"The cake-and-eat-it fantasists have once more collided with reality. The claim we can leave the Single Market and Customs Union and enjoy 'the exact same benefits' has been exposed as a fallacy."

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