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    Theresa May hints at continued EU free movement after Brexit - bit.ly/2oACX3r

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    .@CER_London warned repeatedly that the EU27 wouldn't budge much before Cameron's negotiation. They didn't think Britain had a bad deal 2

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    The rightwing press reaction when the deal was announced was ferocious and the Tory party split almost down the middle Leave/Remain 3

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    If May in 2019 says transition with free movement, ECJ and budget payments for an association agreement with UK as rule-taker ... 4

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    expect the same reaction. It will be extremely difficult for her to manage her party in 2018/19. She needs to start explaining the need ...5

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    ... for a comprehensive transition early to secure consent for it at home and build trust abroad. 27 will call the no-deal bluff. 6/6

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