Brexit secretary David Davis has dropped a major hint about how the UK intends to negotiate a transitional deal with the EU which would avoid the damage predicted from a “cliff edge” exit for agriculture and other sectors.
Mr Davis said ministers would seek individual agreements for different sectors, such as finance, car manufacturing and agriculture, which would expire at different points in the future.
Such a scheme would allow some parts of the economy to enjoy continued Single Market access for longer than others – something The Express says is likely to be controversial both at home and abroad.
The newspaper says Mr Davis’ remarks could “spark a bunfight” within Whitehall with representatives of different sectors all pressing ministers to secure the best possible terms.
(Read more: The Express)