A British government minister on Sunday denied a report that said the country was seeking closer ties with the European Union.
The Sunday Times cited an unnamed minister as saying the government was seeking a Swiss-style relationship with the European Union, although without freedom of movement.
Switzerland has a free trade deal with the bloc and a number of other bilateral accords. Although it is not a member of the EU, it contributes to the bloc’s budgets and its citizens are afforded free movement across EU territory.
Report ‘categorically untrue’
A British government spokesperson said that the report was “categorically untrue.”
“Brexit means we will never again have to accept a relationship with Europe that would see a return to freedom of movement, unnecessary payments to the…