European Parliament negotiator says Brexit should happen by 2019


STRASBOURG The European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said on Tuesday Britain should leave the bloc by 2019 and London would have to accept the free movement of people with the EU if it wants to keep access to the bloc’s single market afterwards.

“#Brexit should be delivered before 2019, when EU politics enters into new cycle & the @Europarl_EN starts new mandate,” Verhofstadt, a staunch federalist, said on Twitter.

“If UK wants access to #SingleMarket, it must also accept the free movement of citizens. Our four freedoms are inseparable.”

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald, writing by Gabriela Baczynska)

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