Brexit Britain 'MUST accept free movement if it wants access to single market'

Britain must accept European free movement rules if it wants to retain access to the single market, two EU leaders has warned.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka said they “can’t imagine” their citizens would not receive equal treatment after Britain quits the EU.

But Theresa May ‘s spokesman said: “There is absolutely no doubt the Prime Minister is in favour of immigration control.

“Following Brexit we will be able to control the number of people coming to Britain from the EU.”

AP Photo/Virginia Mayo Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has issued the warning

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox gives a speech on Brexit when he addresses the World Trade Organisation in Switzerland.

Labour MP Pat McFadden of the Open Britain pressure group, warned: “The Government has been slow to realise what would be involved in leaving the single market and customs union.

“Businesses are desperately briefing ministers on this but there is an urgent need for a proper assessment which should be shared with the public.

Getty Bohuslav Sobotka

Bohuslav Sobotka has also issued the warning the Britain

“We should not sleepwalk to a hard Brexit without knowing what this would mean for the economy.”

Meanwhile, French president Francois Hollande came under fire after claiming the UK must “play its part” in managing the Calais migrant crisis as France prepares to close down the Jungle camp.

The French president spoke of his “determination” that British authorities are involved in the humanitarian effort being carried out by his country.

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