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Old 07.10.2016, 11:51
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The UK won't be allowed to cherry-pick. That's the only sensible way for the EU, otherwise every member state would want the same. Whether FMOP is a necessity may be open for debate but as things stand free EEA access without FMOP isn't possible. You probably know Merkel's POV, and Hollande said the same less than a day ago.
The issue with FMOP is that it's basically been a free ticket for the East to empty and fill up the West. Imposing quotas is a sensible way of managing this, it's hardly cherry picking. But as long as the EU sees it as such then there will be no deal.
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