Steve Barclays says the UK will exercise its "Brexit freedom" and rejects a Swiss-style agreement with the EU.

Steve Barclays says the UK will exercise its “Brexit freedom” and rejects a Swiss-style agreement with the EU.

Secretary of state for health and social care, Steve Barclay ruled out a Swiss-style deal with the European Union.

Mr Barclay claimed that the Tory Government were determined to maximise growth opportunities in areas such as green industries and science.

He explained that he and Rishi Sunak have always supported Brexit so would not be making any U-turns now.

The former Brexit secretary claimed that it was important for the UK to use all the Brexit freedoms it had gained from leaving the European Union.

Labour does not want the UK to rejoin the European Union’s single market, shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth has said.

He added that Labour would not adopt a Swiss-style relationship.

The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) has been publishing data claiming that Brexit had an adverse impact on the British economy.

There have been protests in London as some Britons have been calling for the Government to rejoin the EU and along with it the single market.

Marco Longhi, a member of the Common Sense Group of Tory MPs, has been warned that members of the British public will begin to judge the Conservative Party harshly based on their ability to deliver on Brexit.

Mr Longhi said: “What we absolutely must do is to deliver on the benefits of Brexit.

“The clock is ticking.”

Source: Steve Barclays rules out Swiss-style deal with EU and vows for UK to use ‘Brexit freedom’

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