U.K. to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS -- Britain's chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks it will retain some supervision over U.K.

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