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Brexit minister hints at EU market access

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>> The major criterion here, is that we get the best possible access for goods and services to the European market. And if that is included in what you're talking about, then of course we would consider it.>> The comment that pushed Sterling to a three month high. Britain's Brexit Minister, David Davis in Westminster, saying that the UK might still pay into the EU and get access to the single market in return.
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As the government formulates its exit strategy, these are reassuring words for businesses fearing a so called hard Brexit in which the government would prioritize curbing immigration over market access. But it's not music to all ears. Net migration hit a record high in the year running up to June's referendum.
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And the vote to leave the EU was driven in large part by anti immigration sentiment. After promises by Prime Minister Theresa May to control the influx, many will be expecting it to be part of the final Brexit package deal.>> Of course there will be two years of the negotiations.