UK Brexit negotiator David Frost warns that UK sovereignty is "not up for discussion"

Hitting back at EU negotiator Michel Barnier's suggestions that the UK is trying to cherry-pick a deal that would keep current access to the EU's market, UK chief negotiator David Frost has warned that UK sovereignty over key areas is "not up for discussion".

On Monday the two will meet face-to-face for the first time in several months.

We will go to Brussels in good faith to engage with the EU’s concerns. This needs to be a real negotiation and some of the EU’s unrealistic positions will have to change if we are to move forward. UK sovereignty over our laws, our courts, or our fishing waters, is of course not up for discussion. Equally we do not seek anything which would undermine the integrity of the EU’s single market.

UK negotiator David Frost

The meeting will take place at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, and will be followed by further meetings in London the week after.

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