there clarity there? until last week, jonathan faull was britain's top man in the european commission, who worked closely with the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier — he's been speaking to our political editor nick watt. what's he been saying? jonathan faull has been an eu lifer until retirement and he has put some questions over the uk core calculations for the brexit negotiations. as we were hearing, he has said he doesn't believe uk can buy privileged access to the single market. we reported a few months ago that senior whitehall officials were eyeing this idea because the uk cannot accept the core principles of the single market which is accepting free movement of people and the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. whatjonathan faull is saying, you are either a member of the single market, in which case you accept its rules, or you are a foreign country and you negotiate an agreement. in the second case he's also casting doubt whether the uk can place and that the brexit negotiations will begin —— casting doubt over the uk assumption that the brexit negotiations.
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