The Newest: France, UK signal deal to enhance border controls

The Newest: France, UK signal deal to enhance border controls

The full interview with French President Emmanuel Macron will be broadcast on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday at 09:00 GMT.

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Britain will not be able to "cherry-pick" the parts of the European Union it prefers following Brexit.

However, Macron ruled out the possibility of the United Kingdom being part of the single market without accepting the EU's rules on freedom of movement, financial payments to EU funds and accepting European Court of Justice rulings.

As Brussels has already stated, Macron warned that the United Kingdom could not "cherry-pick" with regards to the single market negotiations.

The visit, Macron's first to Britain since he won the French presidency in May 2017, was aimed at strengthening security and intelligence ties between nations that are both neighbors and historic rivals, and building goodwill as Britain negotiates its exit from the EU.

But in an interview with the BBC, Macron said London's financial centre could not enjoy the same level of access to the EU under May's current Brexit plan, which envisages Britain leaving the EU's single market and customs union.

In the interview, to be broadcast on Sunday, the leader said the United Kingdom should not gain access to the single market without accepting its "preconditions", which include freedom of movement across the EU, budget contributions and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

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The Brexit secretary, David Davis, has said he is seeking a "Canada plus plus plus" arrangement, based on the EU-Canada trade treaty, but with additional access for services.

"This special way should be consistent with the preservation of the single market and our collective interests", he said.

"It's a mistake when you just ask "yes" or "no" when you don't ask people how to improve the situation and explain how to improve it". "I mean, I do respect this vote, I do regret this vote, and I would love to welcome you again".

'And you should understand that you can not, by definition, have the full access to the single market if you don't tick the box'.

"What is important is to not make people believe that it is possible to [have your cake and eat it]".

Macron said the treaty would mean "smarter and more efficient management of the border" and a faster, more humane processing system for migrants.

"It is vital that any measures taken by Governments to protect their borders, including those that form a part of this Treaty, do not prevent refugees being able to seek protection or reach loved ones in the United Kingdom through safe routes".

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