SPAIN has become the latest to join a growing list of EU countries who want to give Britain a good exit deal.
The Madrid government’s support for a minimum tariffs agreement emerged after its talks with another pro-UK country, the Netherlands.
It leaves Germany and France more isolated, as the two member states pushing to hit the UK with the toughest conditions for market access.
The countries’ two economy ministers agreed to push for a Brexit deal “that keeps Britain as close to the EU as possible”, Bloomberg reported. The Pound soared on the news .
Trading closed with Sterling at $1.37 – its highest level against the US dollar since its post-Brexit vote plunge.
On top of the Dutch, the leaders of Italy, Poland, Hungary and Ireland have all spoken out publicly to call for the EU not to punish the UK for Brexit.
But Spain is also still demanding a say on Gibraltar’s future and has been given a veto on any Brexit deal over it by Brussels.
Theresa May is pushing for barrier free trade to continue for all-important services as well as goods.
The PM will also ask Brussels to allow the UK to diverge from its rules and regulations.
But Chancellor Angela Merkel has branded that “cherry-picking” and vowed to forbid it.
French President Emmanuel Macron comes to Britain next week for his first round of annual talks with Mrs May, which will include a key debate on Brexit.
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