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Sunak tries to pacify Brexiters but keeps door open to closer EU ties

Prime minister stresses ‘enormous benefits and opportunities’ of Brexit before business leaders

Rishi Sunak has laid down a red line for any new attempts to improve post-Brexit trade with the EU and managed to quell a rebellion among furious Tories – but kept open the possibility of closer ties with Brussels.

The prime minister dismissed suggestions the UK could pursue a Swiss-style relationship with the bloc, while a senior business leader called the row a “sideshow” and No 10 sources pointed the finger of blame at the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt.

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