The UK Cabinet members continue to remain divided regarding the exact path and shape of the strategy for EU exit even as they express divergent views on a range of issues. The UK Ministers continued to express differences for a range of issues for EU exit such as freedom of movement, taxation regime and arrangements for the transitional period.
On record Jeremy Hunt the UK Health Secretary accepted that the issue of EU exit provokes wide passions and Ministers are on both the sides. Evidently, even 4 months after the UK triggered Article 50; it is struggling to project a unified approach for EU exit. Two camps have developed within the UK Cabinet with one side favoring a soft- Brexit. On the other hand, the second camp is eager to shape a tough and immediate Brexit, as quoted by The Hindu.
The differences over strategy for EU exit peaked as Philip Hammond the Chancellor said that the UK would not transform its economic model or taxation regime. This is being insisted by some of the Tories as hinted by Hammond himself earlier.
Further Philip Hammond insisted that the UK would be keen for a transitional period of 3 years as a part of the strategy for EU exit. This clearly puts him against fellow Cabinet members such as Liam Fox who said that opting for freedom of movement even for transitional period violates the faith of the Brexit referendum result.
EU on its part has insisted repeatedly that division of single market from freedom of movement in the EU is not possible. This is something which the most fervent supporters of Brexit in the UK Cabinet are severely opposed to.
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