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EU demand for level playing field 'fails to see point' of Brexit, Johnson adviser says

By Michael Acton
  • 17 Feb 2020 13:15
  • 18 Feb 2020 05:34
Any EU expectation that the UK will accept the bloc's oversight of its laws and regulations to maintain alignment fails to grasp its purpose in leaving and how its sovereignty would be undermined, the UK Prime Minister's Europe adviser has warned.

"To think that we might accept EU supervision on so-called

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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