British Prime Minister Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

While she stressed Britain will quit membership of the EU single market when it leaves the bloc, she also said she’d seek the greatest possible access to to European markets via a separate trade agreement.





The EU’s Brexit negotiator,Guy Verhofstadt was far from impressed saying May was creating an “illusion” after she outlined her plans.

“We shall never accept a situation in which it’s better to be outside of the EU, outside the single market, then to be a member of the EU. If you want the advantages of a single market, then you have to also take the obligations
We need a fair agreement, certainly not under threat”.