British Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to secure a cabinet agreement for her Brexit plans aimed at pressing for “a free trade area for goods” with the European Union.
May persuaded the most vocal Brexit campaigners in her cabinet to support her plans during an hours-long meeting at her Chequers country residence on Friday.
She seemed to have overcome rift among her ministers to win support for “a business-friendly” proposal drawn up to spur stalled Brexit talks.
“Today in detailed discussions the cabinet has agreed our collective position for the future of our negotiations with the EU,” May said in a statement. “Now we must all move at pace to negotiate our proposal with the EU to deliver the prosperous and secure future all our people deserve.”
The proposal, which states Britain’s large services sector will not have the current levels of access to EU markets, will not come soon enough for Brussels, which has been pressurizing May to…