Europe will make Brexit ‘very painful’ for the UK, claims Slovakia’s Prime Minister

‘It will be very difficult for the UK, very difficult,’ says  Robert Fico

Matt Payton

Slovakia’s Prime Minister has claimed Europe will make sure leaving the European Union is “very painful” for the UK.

Robert Fico said Britain would not be allowed to make EU workers “second-class citizens” while still receiving the benefits of the single market.

He told Financial Times: “It will be very difficult for the UK, very difficult.

“The EU will take this opportunity to show the public: ‘listen guys, now you will see why it is important to stay in the EU’. This will be the position.”

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