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Danish prime minister tells Theresa May Brexit will cause more bureaucracy

Danish prime minister tells Theresa May Brexit will cause more bureaucracy

COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s prime minister has warned Theresa May that Brexithas a “price tag” after a meeting between the two leaders in Copenhagen.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Ms May after the meeting, Lars Løkke Rasmussen said Brexit would create “more bureaucracy” for businesses trading between the two countries.

At the bilateral meeting in the Danish capital the two leaders discussed Brexit and the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Ms May is also visiting the Swedish capital Stockholm on the same day for talks with her counterpart there.

Addressing Brexit, the UK Prime Minister said she was “ambitious about what that economic partnership can cover” and said that “a deal that’s good for the UK will also be good for the EU27”.

Denmark has historically been a close ally of Britain in the European Union, having joined at the same time and sometimes taken a more Eurosceptic approach than other member states.

Polls however show euroscepticism has fast lost support in Denmark as the consequences of Britain’s vote for Brexit become clearer. A poll released last week for broadcaster DR shows voters now say they would reject a referendum on leaving by 55 per cent to 27 per cent – a 28 per cent gap in favour of the EU.