REVEALED: Merkel worried Britain will gain economic ADVANTAGE

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Angela Markel is afraid that the United Kingdom will have an economic advantage over Germany and the EU as a whole once we leave the failing economic and political union

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union needs to guard against the U.K. gaining an economic edge by easing regulation when it leaves the bloc.

On day one after Brexit, the U.K. will be able to “chart a new path” by departing from EU standards on environmental protection, consumer safety and many other areas, Merkel told a business group in Berlin. The EU will need to “develop mechanisms” to offset any such effort and “negotiate our future relations with Britain very thoroughly,” she said.

The EU will need to “develop mechanisms” to offset any such effort and “negotiate our future relations with Britain very thoroughly,” she said.

“Basically, we’re reverse-negotiating a free-trade agreement,” Merkel said Friday. “Not to mention that we don’t have experience in dealing with services in free-trade accords — and that’s an area where Britain is very strong.”

Merkel has been detailing her Brexit stance this week as the EU prepares to start divorce talks with the U.K. after the country’s general election on June 8. Prime Minister Theresa May, presenting her Conservative Party’s campaign platform on Thursday, said “we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the U.K.”

Prime Minister Theresa May, presenting her Conservative Party’s campaign platform on Thursday, said “we continue to believe that no deal is better than a bad deal for the U.K.”

It looks like the EU and Merkel are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK will, in fact, be better off outside the European Union. However, they will do their best to stop this happening for the sole purpose that if the UK is seen to be prosperous once we leave, will act as a major catalyst to other member states.