EUROPEAN lawmakers have compromised Britain’s chances of securing a quick and easy Brexit trade deal with a landmark ruling this morning.

The European Court of Justice has determined every single national and regional parliament across the European Union must approve a new trade deal with Singapore.

This poses a worrying precedent for Theresa May and her Brexit ministers who had hoped only the European Commission would be needed to secure approval.

This means the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal will need to be approved by dozens of parliaments across the bloc – including those in several countries who said the country must be punished for leaving the union.


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