LONDON Dec 9 A memo suggesting that Britain's
Brexit minister is "not really interested" in a transitional
deal with the European Union does is merely an interpretation of
one of many meetings, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman
said on Friday.
The Financial Times, citing a memo of a meeting between
Brexit minister David Davis and the City of London Corporation,
reported the minister would consider a transitional deal only in
order to "be kind" to the EU.
"The secretary of state has been engaging with a wide range
of businesses as part of the preparations for negotiations ...
with regards to the discussions with the City of London, as they
have said, these notes are an interpretation of a discussion,"
the spokeswoman told reporters.
"With regards to our future relationship with the European
Union, the government has repeatedly said that we are seeking
the maximum freedom for UK businesses to trade with and operate
within the European market."
(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Kylie MacLellan)