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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 Université 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 simple negotiating position which might move under pressure – it is the point of the whole project”.
He said the UK will set out more details of its vision for the future relationship with the EU next week.
Mr. Frost also reiterated the government’s insistence that it will not extend the transition period beyond the end of this year.
The transition period runs until 31 December 2020, during which time the UK continues follow EU rules – including freedom of movement.
One of the key sticking points could be the idea of ensuring a level playing field, which was referred to by Mr. Frost in his speech.