Think tank plans legal action to keep UK in EU single market

LONDON (AP) " A pro-Europe think tank says it is willing to take the British government to court to try and keep the U.K. in the European Union single market once it leaves the bloc.

The group British Influence argues that leaving the EU does not automatically mean leaving the larger European Economic Area, whose members belong to the EU's tariff-free single market in goods and services.

In return, EEA members, including Norway and Iceland, pay into EU coffers and accept free movement from member states.

The British government says the U.K. will leave the EEA once it quits the EU.

British Influence said Monday it has asked Brexit Secretary David Davis to clarify the government's position, and will go to court if ministers insist leaving the EU means leaving the single market.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 25 Jan 2017 06:47:19 Processing Time: 445ms