Welcome to The Independent’s politics live blog. Today Theresa May is due to meet her most senior ministers to discuss what kind of trade deal the UK should have with the EU after Brexit.
The Prime Minister will then tell the House of Commons she will attempt to finalise free trade deals with countries outside the bloc “where possible” – setting her on collision course with Brussels.
Ms May’s statement in the Commons will see her indicate that she is determined to push towards the UK’s post-Brexit systems on trade and immigration.
She will say that during the transition, she intends to “register new arrivals from the EU as preparation for our future immigration system”.
“And we will prepare for our future independent trade policy by negotiating – and where possible, signing – trade deals with third countries, which could come into force after the conclusion of the implementation period.”
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