EU to reject cherry-picking for Britain in post-Brexit deal

The European Parliament is set to reject any attempts by Britain to cherry-pick the most advantageous parts of its current membership for when it leaves the European Union next year.

A draft motion of a resolution seen Wednesday by The Associated Press states that a future trade relationship with Britain will not allow the island nation to pick and choose among sectors of the EU's internal market.

EU leaders have warned that Prime Minister Theresa May's insistence on leaving the EU's single market and customs union makes the continued close ties she is seeking impossible.

Now the European legislature, which will have to approve any Brexit deal, is saying specific choices among benefits of EU membership, without taking any of the responsibilities, will be out of the question.