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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Frost is expected to set out the UK’s stance ahead of post-Brexit trade talks The UK “must have the ability to set laws that suit us,” the PM’s chief Brexit negotiator has said in a speech in Brussels. David Frost has set out the UK’s stance ahead of…

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David Frost is expected to set out the UK’s stance ahead of post-Brexit trade talks

The UK “must have the ability to set laws that suit us,” the PM’s chief Brexit negotiator has said in a speech in Brussels. David Frost has set out the UK’s stance ahead of post-Brexit trade negotiations, due to start next month. He dismissed the idea an EU court would have a role in future trade disputes, saying: “We only want what other independent countries have.”It comes as France warns Britain to expect a bruising battle during talks.Acting Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said: “Boris Johnson should listen to the views of British businesses who want to maintain the closest possible alignment with the European Union.”Addressing students and academics at the Universit√© libre de Bruxelles, Mr 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.”He said this was not a “a simple negotiating position which might move under pressure – it is the point of the whole project”.The UK wants a Canada-type free trade agreement with the EU, Mr Frost said. If this cannot be agreed, then Britain will trade on the basic internation
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