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'You can't have your cake and eat it': EU council president on Brexit

During a debate between lawmakers on Brexit negotiations, the president of the European council, Charles Michel, has said that while the EU is keen to maintain close links with the UK, Britain cannot expect to 'have your cake and eat it'. Michel said it was not reasonable for the UK to want 'access to our single market' while also diverging from standards and regulations when it suited Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub UK welcomes Barnier's 'significant' remarks on unlocking Brexit talks ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/21/uk-welcomes-barnier-significant-remarks-on-unlocking-brexit-talks Follow all the day’s political developments – live ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/oct/21/uk-coronavirus-news-sheffield-south-yorkshire-tier-3-coronavirus-boris-johnson Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture
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