ANGELA Merkel has said Britain will face the consequences if the Government puts an end to free movement after Brexit.

Theresa May has repeatedly vowed to impose stricter immigration measures after the UK officially leaves the EU in 2019.

But German chancellor Mrs Merkel warned her against the move, saying Britain would pay the “price”.

And she insisted the EU would consider the views of Remain voters when Brexit negotations finally get underway later this year.

She said: “If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price. That’s not malice.

“But they cannot say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citizens, no more, or just researchers, but please nobody else. This will not work.”

The controversial comments, made at the L20 trade union summit in Germany, are likely to anger Mrs May.

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